Breaking Ground in Brooklyn Park
Tuesday marked the official kick-off of our new hunger-relief campus in Brooklyn Park. Years in the making, the new facility will celebrate and serve the community of partners who work to ensure the one in 11 people experiencing hunger get the food they need to thrive. Minnesota has a long history of neighbors helping neighbors, and this group of individuals, companies, foundations and policymakers are a perfect example of that strength in action.
The new hunger-relief campus will move Second Harvest Heartland from:
- Providing 89 million meals to nearly 112 million meals by 2025;
- 11,300 square feet of temperature-controlled space to 29,300 square feet, enabling it to store and provide more fresh produce and protein;
- 1,700 square feet of space for volunteers to 24,000 square feet, accommodating up to 200 people at one time, resulting in more community power to end hunger; and
- 19 dock doors to 25 dock doors, resulting in less handling of food, lower costs and increased efficiency.
You can be part of the future of hunger relief in our state. There are so many ways to get involved! Start with a few dollars, a few pounds of food or a few hours volunteering. Choose what works for you, depending on your expertise, talents, interests and resources.