Eighty-thousand Minnesota seniors struggle with hunger every day. At Second Harvest Heartland, we work to reduce senior citizens’ risk of food insecurity and hunger to benefit their health, nutrition and general well-being. - See more at: http://blog.2harvest.org/fight-senior-hunger-in-october-2/#sthash.oWn4C9Hg.dpuf
Each month Meals for Minds provides an average of 76,000 pounds of food to students and their families at 11 elementary schools throughout Minneapolis and St. Paul. - See more at: http://blog.2harvest.org/feeding-hungry-families-even-in-subzero-temperatures/#sthash.lzQ6QRdW.dpuf
Meet one of our favorite youth volunteers, Gabby Franco! She joined us this summer to separate bread from pallets and pack boxes of commodity products for seniors. The experience proved to be a rewarding and memorable part of her summer vacation, and ours!
“The extra produce our clients receive at produce distributions helps supplement the food they’re already getting from the food shelf. This is even more crucial during the summer months when kids aren’t in school and need to eat three meals a day at home,” says Christine Miller, food support manager at Neighborhood House. http://www.2harvest.org/content_types/blog-posts/produce-distributions-provide.html#.VbuJyfNVhBc