Thank You for Volunteering!

April 7, 2014 By: Marie Pauley Category: WordPress Import

In celebration of a fantastic 2013 - and a wonderful start to 2014 - Second Harvest Heartland would like to say a huge “thank you” to all of the volunteers that supported our efforts over the last year.  Your dedication and energy in support of our mission to end hunger never ceases to amaze us!

In 2013, volunteers contributed more than 130,500 hours, the equivalent of 65 full time staff members; this effort helped us distribute 65 million meals.  No words can fully express how grateful we are for you, and we aren’t the only ones that want to thank you.  This National Volunteer Appreciation Week, our agency partner programs also want to share a few words about the direct impact your time has had on their programs and getting more food to our hungry neighbors in need.
“The Pierce County Food Pantry, Ellsworth, Wisconsin, appreciates the long, difficult hours that Second Harvest Heartland employees and volunteers give, so that our client families can have better food security.  We wouldn't be able to help our hundreds of client families, if it were not for your work.  Second Harvest Heartland volunteers really make a difference.”
-Ron J. Campbell, Ellsworth Food Pantry

“We appreciate all of the help we receive from Second Harvest staff and volunteers.  We want to thank all of you for helping to make our jobs easier!”
- Jerri Loughry, ACBC Food Shelf

“The Manna Food Pantry, Inc. in Worthington, MN would like to thank all of the many volunteers that spend many hours helping at Second Harvest Heartland. We cannot thank you enough for all of your hard work, which is helping us fill our shelves for the many families we serve. THANK YOU!"
- Linda Sanchez, Manna Food Pantry, Inc.

“Thank you for your willingness to volunteer your valuable time to pack and re-pack all the items coming into Second Harvest. We at the CEAP (Community Emergency Assistance Programs) food shelf in Anoka County really appreciate getting the food delivered to us in smaller quantities to serve our clients. CEAP is also a distribution site for the MAC & NAPS program. This is such a great program for low-income seniors and mothers, it depends on hard working volunteers to make it happen.  Again thank you very much.”
- Lois Perkins-Huff, Community Emergency Assistance Program (CEAP)

“We would like to say a big "Thank You" to Second Harvest and their volunteers for all they do to make our mission of hunger relief more effective. The volunteers provide a service that makes a positive difference in the lives of our clients. Thank you for your care and support.”
-The Open Door, Formerly the Eagan & Lakeville Resource Centers

“Thank You to all of the volunteers who repackage our food. We appreciate it!”
- Braham Area Food Shelf

Thank you, again from all of us!  You can find new ways to volunteer with us by visiting


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