Food Services and Programs

As one of the nation’s largest and most efficient food banks, we collect and distribute food through a variety of programs and services:

Meals and Pounds Distributed 2010-2014

Food collection services

Second Harvest Heartland sources and collects food from a variety of generous donors.

  • Food Bank

    Second Harvest Heartland collects, stores and distributes millions of pounds of food each year.

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  • Harvest to End Hunger

    This initiative brings more fresh food into the hunger relief system.

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  • Food Rescue

    Every day, our Food Rescue team collects thousands of pounds of produce, dairy, deli, meat, bakery and grocery items from more than 350 grocery retail partners.

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  • Produce Capture Institute

    This first-of-its kind resource within the Feeding America network leverages Second Harvest Heartland’s growing expertise in locally sourcing surplus agricultural products.

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Food distribution partners and programs

Second Harvest Heartland is in the business of distributing large amounts of donated food to a variety of organizations and programs that directly serve clients.

Food shelf client Kent

  • Agency Partners

    Second Harvest Heartland works with more than 1,000 agency partner programs in Minnesota and western Wisconsin that provide direct client service to people in need.

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  • SFSP (Summer Food Service Program)

    The Summer Food Service Program offers an opportunity for communities to ensure that children in need are given free and nutritious meals throughout the summer months.

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  • SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program/Food Stamps) Outreach

    Our specialists work to inform and educate eligible hungry people about already-funded federal SNAP assistance.

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  • CSFP (Community Supplemental Food Program)

    Once a month, Second Harvest Heartland fulfills this federal nutrition program by providing a box of nutritious food to low-income seniors 60 years and over.

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