Read All About it! Hunger-relief Efforts in the News

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June 10, 2019 By: Tina Mortimer Category: SHH 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. Check out recent coverage of these efforts.

Second Harvest Heartland CEO, Allison O’Toole made an appearance on Twin Cities Live to talk about child hunger during the summer months and how Midwest Dairy Farmers are helping. You can watch her interview here.

Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) interviewed O’Toole about food insecurity across the state and how Second Harvest Heartland and its partners are working to get more meals to more people in need. O’Toole was joined on the program by Niceta Thomas, principal of St. Paul's Obama Elementary School, and Tracy Maki, CEO of Valley Outreach, an organization in Stillwater that provides people with services like a food shelf, clothing closet and emergency assistance.

You can listen to the MPR segment here.

A story about our MealConnect program was recently featured in the Star Tribune. The story highlighted the innovative app Second Harvest Heartland is using to capture prepared food donations from a wide variety of partners including caterers, restaurants, bakeries and corporate and school cafeterias. You can read the story here.

The St. Cloud Times spoke to Child Hunger Specialist JoAnna Lund about the Summer Food Service Program and Second Harvest Heartland’s child hunger-relief efforts in St. Cloud/Stearns County community. You can read the story here.

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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