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41. Copy of Press Room

(Web Page; Mon Jun 13 11:25:00 CDT 2022)

Press Room Join us for our next press event: Thursday, March 25 at 9 a.m. Join Second Harvest Heartland for a panel discussion with a crew of its frontline hunger fighters as they reflect on the last year, how procedures had to rap...

Description: Second Harvest Heartland press releases, media contact, media toolkit, awards and latest news.

42. Delivering Peace of Mind

(Web Page; Mon Mar 29 15:46:00 CDT 2021)

When schools shuttered in March, nutrition services teams across Minnesota stretched and struggled to imagine how they could feed the 300,000 plus students who were relying on them for free meals every day. “We had to flip and p...

Description: “We had to flip and pivot in just two days. In normal times, the kitchens at each of our schools are cooking and serving breakfast, lunch and supper to our kiddos, with many also providing a fruit or vegetable snack. We’d be sourcing healthy, local food and developing menus and recipes to serve our 7,500 students—half of whom qualify for free-or reduced-price lunch,” explained Maria Anderson, Nutrition Services Coordinator with suburban Roseville Area Schools.

43. In the Right Place at a Difficult Time

(Web Page; Fri Mar 18 11:15:00 CDT 2022)

“My heart said it was too much.” That’s how Anne DiFiore described the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. A mother of three school-aged children, the impacts were felt immediately, especially by her kids’ classm...

Description: Anne and Steve DiFiore’s giving is driven by the three F’s: “Our families, our friends and our faith.” See why they chose to support Second Harvest Heartland in its COVID response to community hunger.

44. Find/Give Help: Meals and Supplies for Twin Cities Communities

(Web Page; Mon Jul 27 09:46:00 CDT 2020)

Find/Give Help: Meals and Supplies for Twin Cities Communities Our neighborhoods are hard to recognize. In the aftermath of George Floyd’s killing there are sprawling food deserts where grocery stores once stood. No one shou...

Description: In the wake of George Floyd’s killing, Twin Cities neighborhoods are coming together like never before to build stronger, more equitable communities. Destruction and violence have transformed our neighborhoods, creating sprawling food deserts where grocery stores once stood. No one should face this already difficult time hungry. We stand alongside our neighbors seeking justice and equity and making sure everyone is fed.

45. Donor Appreciation Week 2020

(Web Page; Fri Aug 07 17:01:00 CDT 2020)

August 10 – 16 is Donor Appreciation Week! During this special week, we’re putting the spotlight on Second Harvest Heartland’s many wonderful supporters that make everything we do possible! Watch this short video ...

46. The Crisis That Changed Us

(Web Page; Mon Mar 29 15:55:00 CDT 2021)

Unrest swept across the Twin Cities in the days following the killing of George Floyd, leaving the communities hardest hit by COVID with damaged or shuttered grocery stores. Second Harvest Heartland leadership was there from the begi...

Description: Unrest swept across the Twin Cities in the days following the killing of George Floyd, leaving the communities hardest hit by COVID with damaged or shuttered grocery stores. Second Harvest Heartland leadership was there from the beginning, calling our partners in affected neighborhoods to ask how we could help.

47. New Study Predicts Historic Surge in Hunger

(Web Page; Wed Jun 24 12:23:00 CDT 2020)

While the demand for food assistance immediately jumped this spring when the economy took a COVID-19-related hit, a new study by McKinsey & Company predicts a coming surge in hunger unlike anything seen since the Great Depression. ...

Description: While the demand for food assistance immediately jumped this spring when the economy took a COVID-19-related hit, a new study by McKinsey & Company predicts a coming surge in hunger unlike anything seen since the Great Depression.

48. Preparing for the Surge in Hunger

(Web Page; Thu Jul 30 09:51:00 CDT 2020)

When our new Brooklyn Park facility opened in April, I couldn’t have imagined that come July we’d be 10 years ahead of schedule filling the warehouse with food for our neighbors. It’s an emotionally conflicting mome...

Description: The dynamic nature of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to test our teams and networks as more and more of our neighbors face hunger, many for the first time. Catch up on how we’re responding.

49. Y’all, I Cooked That! 

(Web Page; Wed Sep 09 15:47:00 CDT 2020)

Carl, an AFC Youth team member, preparing meal kits for delivery. This year is not for sugar coating. We’re six months deep into a pandemic that has left nearly 300,000 Minnesotans unemployed, thousands without health insurance ...

Description: Founded by three women in 2011, Appetite For Change is a community-led nonprofit in North Minneapolis that uses food as a tool to build health, wealth and social change. Their programs bring community members together to engage with food in ways that strengthen the local economy, nourish families and support social connection.

50. A Life—and End of Life Plan—Defined by Service

(Web Page; Fri Oct 09 13:07:00 CDT 2020)

Julie grew up in a “finish everything on your plate” household. She was raised middle-class by parents who volunteered with Meals On Wheels and Catholic Charities meal programs. Her mom had worked as a public health nurse. ...

Description: Growing up, Julie was keenly aware of the many advantages and resources available to her. As soon as her first steady paycheck came 50 years ago, Julie began supporting local food shelves and soon after, Second Harvest Heartland.

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