Charity

Second Harvest Heartland

Who we are…

Second Harvest Heartland is one of the nation’s largest, most efficient and most innovative food banks. Last year, we delivered more than 81 million meals to nearly 1,000 food shelves, pantries and other agency partner programs serving 59 counties in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Second Harvest Heartland helps relieve hunger not only by sourcing, warehousing and distributing food, but through data-driven thought leadership and community partnerships that help improve the region’s larger hunger relief system.

What we do…

In Minnesota and western Wisconsin, one in 11 people experience the stress of hunger on any given day, even though there is more than enough food available to feed everyone. Second Harvest Heartland is committed to being a backbone of a compassionate system that is on the front lines of meeting our neighbors’ needs. We draw on our strong relationships with many types of community partners — and our success in running large-scale operations — to help transform hunger relief more broadly. We serve not only as an emergency food provider but as a data-driven innovator, helping improve the hunger relief system and connecting hungry people to programs designed to increase food security.

Who we help…

In Minnesota and western Wisconsin, one in 11 people experience the stress of hunger on any given day. Many of our neighbors have to choose between food and paying their rent, buying gas for their vehicle or medications to manage a chronic illness. Hunger creates long-term costs for our communities, resulting in health and physical development issues, poorer education outcomes and a less productive workforce.

You can help…

By supporting Second Harvest Heartland, you can help provide food for all of our neighbors when they need it most. For every $5 donated, Second Harvest Heartland can provide up to 15 meals to working families, children and seniors in our area. For more information or to make a direct donation, click HERE.