We believe ending hunger is a solvable problem when we all come together.
Second Harvest Heartland is a leading hunger-relief organization. In partnership with more than 1,000 food shelves and hunger-relief programs in Minnesota and western Wisconsin, we provided 128 million meals to neighbors last year. We also help families enroll in food assistance and provide prepared meals for people who need more than groceries. Second Harvest Heartland is a leader, convener and voice in hunger-related policy discussions.
Second Harvest Heartland is a proud member of Feeding America, a nationwide network of more than 200 food banks that help feed people across the country. Our membership provides access to millions of pounds of surplus food and grocery donations, and funds raised through national campaigns.
Ending Hunger Together
At Second Harvest Heartland, we’re more than a food bank. We’re one of the largest, most efficient and most innovative hunger-relief organizations in the nation.
We're an advocate
For the policies and programs that work to end hunger, like SNAP, school meals and senior nutrition programs.
We're an innovator
In areas where food can be the solution, like FOODRx and Kitchen Coalition.
We're a strong network
Of local food shelves, hunger relief agencies and state and federal resources, all working together to provide healthy food where it’s needed most.
These principles guide our daily behaviors and decisions.
We are all in this together
Collaboration makes our work possible. We treat each other with honesty, respect, dignity, trust and appreciation.
We expect real results from our work, and hold ourselves accountable for achieving them. We steward our resources thoughtfully and efficiently.
We constantly seek new ways to end hunger. As creative problem-solvers, we value learning and always look for ways to improve how we operate.
We Lead With Our Hearts
We bring our whole selves to the challenge of ending hunger. We operate with compassion, emotion and real connection.
We Believe Our Differences Make Us Stronger
We value inclusion and embrace the diversity of our team and our community. Our differences in backgrounds and perspectives empower us to fulfill our mission.
No one can reach their full potential when they’re hungry. And hunger is more common than many think. In every community, in every classroom.Learn More
We're a leader in the emergency food chain and one of the nation’s largest food banks. But, our work is about so much more than moving food.Learn More
Programs & Services
Through partnerships, expertise, grantmaking and innovation, our programs help address immediate hunger needs and systemic food insecurity across the community.Learn More
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