A powerful network of hunger-relief organizations and programs
Second Harvest Heartland distributes food to a network of nearly 1,000 food shelves and meal programs, supporting the one in nine people in Minnesota and western Wisconsin facing hunger. These food shelves and hunger-relief programs, or “agencies”, then deliver food and meals directly to people in need.
Ending hunger together
From large to small meal programs, urban food shelves, and greater Minnesota schools, agency partners nourish the communities within our 59-county service area. Their dedicated staff and volunteers fuel the hunger-relief network.
Interested in becoming an agency partner?
We seek to partner with programs that are working to end hunger in their communities.
While we’re always looking for partners who will reach underserved communities, there is a strong network of existing agencies who do amazing work. Connect with hunger-relief programs in your area to avoid duplicating efforts. Find more information about the need and existing programs near you at hungersolutions.org.
Please note: the COVID-19 pandemic may limit our ability to bring on new partners. Reach out to existing food-assistance programs in your community to work together to fill immediate needs.
- If you don’t have an active food program, reach out to the food-assistance or social service programs in your area before submitting an interest form.
- We’re seeking to partner with organizations filling unmet gaps in the community: food shelves, food distributions, community meals, produce distributions, emergency shelters and agencies serving high-need populations.
- We're not accepting new partnerships for temporary programs, one-time holiday meals/distributions, group homes, rehabilitation facilities, residential treatment centers, fundraisers or other non-emergency programs.
- We provide service to 59 counties in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. If your organization is outside our service area, learn more about other regional food banks you may be able to partner with, here.
- As part of our consideration for partnership we include an organization’s history, track record, the media they publish and their evaluation by other third-party groups such as local health departments, USDA, Charity Navigator, and the Southern Poverty Law Group among others. Partnership with SHH requires that organizations will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistant program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the USDA.
Visit this link for further information about partnership or to fill out an interest form: