Kids and Families Fight Hunger on MLK Day

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January 19, 2016 By: Sara Blair Category: Volunteer

Yesterday, over 450 youth volunteers, their families and community members rolled up their sleeves and packed, sorted and labeled food to help provide for those in need as part of Bring Your Child to Serve Day, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. By the time the last volunteer shift ended, 32,959 pounds were packed—the equivalent of nearly 27,500 meals!

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We also broke a volunteer record—we had 137 volunteers in one shift—the most volunteers we’ve had at our Golden Valley facility in one shift at a time!

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It was inspiring to see so many youth excited about giving back to their community and helping others.

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Thank you to all who volunteered, and we hope to see you again soon! We’d also like to thank our sponsor Bremer Bank for making the day possible.

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And remember, the need for volunteers and donations is year-round at Second Harvest Heartland. Please check out our website for more opportunities to continue to help.

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