Otto Bremer Trust Loan Will Help Fund Completion of Brooklyn Park Facility


September 26, 2019 By: Tina Mortimer Category: Press Release

Through a program-related investment  of $3 million, the Otto Bremer Trust (OBT) will support the final phases of construction of Second Harvest Heartland’s new Brooklyn Park hunger-relief center. The new facility will provide additional temperature-controlled space and make it possible to increase the number of meals from 89 million this year to nearly 112 million meals by 2025.

One in 11 families in Minnesota and western Wisconsin don’t know where their next meal will come from.  OBT’s investment will help Second Harvest Heartland work more efficiently with fewer dollars. 

“The Otto Bremer Trust has been a valuable partner for more than 15 years and has a long history of supporting many of the food shelves and meal programs that we serve,” said Allison O’Toole, CEO, Second Harvest Heartland. “We are thrilled to partner with  them on the completion of our new Brooklyn Park facility that will make it possible for us to feed even more of our hungry neighbors.”

A longtime supporter of Second Harvest Heartland, OBT provided support for the Food Rescue and Prepared Food Rescue programs as well as the Fresh Produce program, the latter of which helped the organization develop better strategies for sourcing fresh produce.

“Second Harvest Heartland continues to do tremendous work to address hunger needs in the region,” said Brian Lipschultz, Co-CEO and Trustee, OBT.  “Our investment in the Brooklyn Park facility will help make an immediate impact in the number of meals they can provide to the community.” 

Program-related investments are an important tool used to provide capital to qualified organizations with demonstrated capabilities in areas consistent with the lender.

Learn more about Second Harvest Heartland’s new hunger-relief center and how we’re working with community partners to end hunger once and for all, visit

For more information on Otto Bremer Trust’s commitment to the community, visit



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