Hunger-Relief Efforts in the News


September 24, 2019 By: Tina Mortimer Category: Hunger Stories

Proposed cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) have captured the attention of reporters across the country. Second Harvest Heartland is focused on being part of the solution, and part of the conversation.

Check out recent coverage of these efforts and more.  

Second Harvest Heartland and hunger-relief partners have been vocal in their opposition to the Trump Administration’s proposed SNAP cuts, releasing a joint statement that received coverage in the Star Tribune and on WCCO TV, among other media outlets both local and national. 

During Hunger Action Month in September, the Plates for Good, eat out to end hunger campaign received attention on WCCO TV, Fox 9 News and, event presenter WCCO Radio.

Second Harvest Heartland is currently partnering with Minnesota Vikings players Dalvin Cook and Adam Thielen to raise awareness of and funds for hunger relief. You can read about how we’re teaming up  here and here.

In an effort to bring attention to the problem of food waste, Thierry Ibri, chief operation and program officer at Second Harvest Heartland, recently wrote an op-ed that was featured in MinnPost. You can read Ibri’s story here.

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.

Read more articles, learn about our expanding programs and services and discover the new ways we’re working with partners to end hunger in Minnesota.




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