ENDING HUNGER TOGETHER
"I could go to the store and buy some fresh fruits and veggies and feel like I was doing something for myself to be healthy." - Julia
HUNGER IN THE HEARTLAND
1 IN 6 NEIGHBORS
In Minnesota experienced food insecurity in 2022. That's 813,000 people.
1 IN 11 KIDS
Didn't have regular access to the nutrition needed to thrive.
25% OF BLACK HOUSEHOLDS
In Minnesota experienced food insecurity compared to 5% of White households.
Working Together We Can Keep Fridges Filled
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Why Schools Across Minnesota Are Essential to Ending Child Hunger
Meeting kids and families where they are is an effective way to combat hunger, and schools have an important role to play when it comes to connecting families to reliable, healthy foods. With summer…Read More
Community Solutions: Partnering to End Hunger at the Local Level
At Second Harvest Heartland, we fight to end hunger every day by working closely with more than 1,000 agency partner programs throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Listening closely to the…Read More
Expanding Our Reach, Strengthening Our Connections
At Second Harvest Heartland, we have been working harder than ever to support our trusted community partners in the fight to end hunger. We are addressing systemic changes at every level and…Read More
How Senior Food Box Delivery Helps Reaver Stretch Her Grocery Budget
Around five years ago, Reaver started receiving free food boxes from the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), also known as the Nutrition Assistance Program for Seniors (NAPS). The monthly…Read More
FOODRx and SNAP: Increasing Nutrition Access
At Second Harvest Heartland, we are on a mission to end hunger in ways that result in better overall health outcomes and help lead to nutrition security for all. Read more about FOODRx and SNAP, two…Read More
How Three Organizations are Ensuring Good Food Fills Plates, Not Landfills
More than 30 percent of food in the United States goes to waste each year, filling landfills instead of plates. By donating excess food, growers, producers, manufacturers and businesses help our…Read More