Allison O'Toole in volunteer center

Press Room

We work to elevate hunger awareness and inspire action. Find recent news stories and press releases here. If you're a member of the media, reach out to help share the story of today's hunger and how we can end it together.

Media Inquiries

Contact Samantha Solberg, Communications Specialist


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 nearly 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. Learn more at


Facts and Stats


Spokespeople Available for Interview

Please contact Samantha Solberg at 651-505-7102 or to arrange an interview with any of the following Second Harvest Heartland leaders.

Allison O'Toole, Chief Executive Officer

• Mobilizing Minnesotans to end hunger together
• Inflation and Covid recovery
• The racial hunger divide

Angelica Klebsch, Director of Community Partnerships

• Building community partnerships for hunger relief
• Barriers facing immigrant communities
• Tailoring strategies for special populations

Sarah Moberg, Chief Operations Officer

• End-to-end supply chain: sourcing, storing, distribution
• Innovating to serve our neighbors better
• Neighbor-centered services based in collaboration and partnership

Ethan Neal, Director of Partner Operations

• How strong food shelves power hunger relief
• Mobilizing local agriculture systems for hunger relief
• Supporting a 1,000-plus network of food programs

Sarah Peterson, Director of Programs

• Increasing access to hunger relief programs and resources
• Cross-sector collaboration to improve health outcomes
• Designing equitable programs for diverse communities

Press Releases

For all media inquiries and to request press releases from earlier than 2024, email Samantha Solberg at

In the News

A sampling of recent media stories about hunger, Second Harvest Heartland and our partners.