KARE 11 Food Fight Busts Through the 1 Million Pound Mark!

December 5, 2014 By: Sara Blair Category: WordPress Import

Twelve hours. One news station. Four news anchors. Four retail host sites in four different cities. Four trucks. Hundreds of volunteer hours. And of course, the countless other local corporate partners and our amazingly supportive community members who donated food and funds onsite or made online contributions.

Put it all together and what do you get?

Second Harvest Heartland’s largest community food drive on record, which collected 1,429,767 pounds of food last Thursday, November 25. That’s enough food to provide 1.1 million meals.

Team Bel took the top prize this year, collection nearly 500,000 pounds of food!

As we move into the season of “thanks,” we are thankful for the tremendous response by our community and partners during this year’s KARE 11 Food Fight.

We’d like to give special thanks to:

  • KARE 11 and anchors Belinda Jensen, Julie Nelson, Randy Shaver and Eric Perkins, and especially Mandy Whiteside who coordinated the entire food drive.

  • Our four host sites: Cub Foods in Eagan, Byerly’s in Minnetonka, Kowalski’s in Woodbury and Whole Foods Market in Maple Grove.

  • CH Robinson for providing their trucks, drivers and volunteers to make everything possible.

  • Tremendous local corporate support with both food and financial donations.

  • All the individuals and families who donated food and funds onsite or made an online contribution.

Watch this video to see the live results revealed, see some of the fun at each of the donation locations and hear what Bel, Julie, Perk and Randy say about their experience with the KARE 11 Food Fight.

Thank you to everyone that helped make the KARE 11 Food Fight happen and to the donors that came out and supported their favorite team. Because of your support, this food will be distributed to our agencies partners in our community, just in time for the holiday season.


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