What We Do, Our Impact

Those coming for food assistance include:

  • Working families 73%
  • Families with children under 18 31%
  • Elderly people 30%
  • People in poor health 40%

The total number of people served by Second Harvest North Central Food Bank’s entire region in 2015:

  • 57,544 Households served by food shelves
  • 182,924 Individuals served by food shelves including 66,026 children
  • CSFP NAPS- 23,230 seniors received commodity boxes
  • Itasca Holiday Program- 1,800 families received Christmas food baskets
  • Kids Packs to Go – 18,409 backpack meal sacks distributed to elementary school children

Second Harvest Food Bank has been on the cutting edge of food banking operations for over 30 years.   The diversity of services offered is unique among small rural food banks.

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We receive financial support from a variety of sources.

The 2015 breakdown is:
• Foundation and Corporate Grants 13%
• USDA Commodities 7%
• Fundraising/Individual Donors 30%
• Program Fees 50%

Financial Information

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Executive Director
By Email
218.326.4420 ext. 12