Check out these great drawings from local kids for Global Youth Service Day!

May 11, 2012 By: Kaia Arthur, Volunteer Coordinator Category: WordPress Import

Every month, Second Harvest Heartland delivers food to kids at eight Twin Cities elementary schools through the innovative Meals for Minds program. With funding from Target, Second Harvest Heartland is able to deliver food directly to families in need by hosting mobile, pop-up food pantries right at the kids’ schools. Since Meals for Minds’ inception in 2010, more than 460,000 pounds of food have been distributed, providing enough food for more than 350,000 meals for families.

To celebrate Global Youth Service Day, we asked kids at Meals for Minds schools to submit their ideas for posters spotlighting child hunger. Kindergartners, 4th and 6th graders at Pillsbury Elementary School and Maxfield Magnet School broke out the markers, pencils and crayons to issue a call to Minnesotans to help the 1 in 8 children at risk of hunger.

Take a look at their awesome posters to see what kids are saying about hunger in Minnesota. The contest’s three winners—Mie L., Jason S., and Aurora—received a Target gift certificate and will have their posters framed and displayed at Second Harvest Heartland for the year!

One look will remind you that hunger is an issue that affects all of us—especially children—and one that we can all do something about. Second Harvest Heartland welcomes young people and families to join us in our mission to end hunger. Check out our website to learn how adults and youth can get involved today.

Congratulations to the winners and finalists, and thank you to everyone who participated!


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