Taking Pride in Ending Hunger
LGBTQ Americans are more visible and prominent in society than at any other time in history. Oregon’s Kate Brown is the first openly bisexual governor. Olympic gold medalist and transgender woman Caitlyn Jenner has her own TV series. Yet what might not be as visible is that many in the LGBTQ community, one in four LGBTQ adults, struggle with hunger.
At Second Harvest Heartland, we believe every neighbor should have the food they need to thrive — regardless of their race, gender, religion or sexual orientation. We are passionate about getting food to those who need it most. That’s what drives us to do the work we do every day, and that’s what motivates us to participate in the Twin Cities Pride Festival. By marching in the parade with our friends and neighbors, we hope to raise awareness about food insecurity in the LGBTQ community and share a message of hope that there are resources in the community like Second Harvest Heartland to help.
The Twin Cities Pride Festival brings the greater LGBTQ community together to commemorate our diverse heritage, foster inclusion, educate and create awareness of issues, and celebrate achievements in equality. Events are open and inviting to everyone in the community, providing a safe environment in which individuals can feel free to celebrate their relationships.
For more information or to participate in the day’s festivities, visit the Twin Cities Pride Festival website.
Learn how you can help in the fight to end hunger and get involved by donating, volunteering or participating in other upcoming events and promotions.