Hunger in the News
Second Harvest Heartland is committed to scaling up its partnerships and operations to keep pace with the problem of hunger in Minnesota. When one in 11 Minnesotans—including one in eight children—don’t know where their next meal is coming from—we can’t afford to slow down. Recently, some of our efforts, including our work to raise awareness of the issue of hunger during Hunger Action Month, our expansion to a new facility and our hydroponic farm, have been covered by the media. Check out the stories you might have missed below.
Second Harvest Heartland Director of Corporate Partnerships, Heather Olson, was interviewed on KSTP Channel 5 about Hunger Action Month, a nationwide campaign that takes place in September and offers many opportunities for people to take action to fight hunger. You can watch her interview here.
The Star Tribune featured an article about the need for our new distribution center in Brooklyn Park. The article focused on our push to provide more fresh and nutritious food to our partners by increasing our capacity.
A story on Fox-9 News reported on our purchase of a hydroponic farm. Housed in our Brooklyn Park warehouse, the hydroponic farm allows us to grow leafy greens—expensive and hard to manage in Minnesota—without the need for dirt or pesticides.
Learn more about our expanding menu of programs and services and how we’re working with partners to end hunger in Minnesota.