The Food Bank


Nearly Everything We Do Revolves Around Our Food Bank

Working with our network of partners, volunteers and donors, Second Harvest Heartland is able to continually receive and distribute donations large and small into our 90,000+ square feet of dry, refrigerator and freezer warehouse space.

Our fleet of trucks travel nearly half a million miles a year, picking up food donations from warehouses in Maplewood and Brooklyn Park, and delivering them to nearly 1,000 food shelves, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, senior community centers and other meal programs in 59 counties across Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

Learn About Our Service Area

Interested in donating food?

We welcome food donations from many sources: commercial businesses, farmers and private individuals. Every contribution is valuable and no donation is too small.

To learn what kind of donations we accept, see our FAQ.

Learn How to Donate Food

Food Bank and Food Shelf: What's the difference?

Food Bank

Food Bank

Receives food from direct purchase and donations and stores it in warehouse, refrigerator and freezer space.

Food Shelf

Food Shelf

Receives food from food banks like Second Harvest Heartland to distribute directly to their clients in need.

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