Second Harvest North Central Food Bank, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, serves over 115 hunger relief agencies in Aitkin, Cass, Crow Wing, Itasca, Koochiching, Kanabec and Mille Lacs counties in North Central Minnesota. We are located in Grand Rapids and administer several programs that distribute over 4 million pounds of donated and purchased food and grocery products directly to individuals and through agencies that serve the needy. The Food Bank has 14 employees, and over 500 regular volunteers who work daily or on special events.
Second Harvest North Central Food Bank supplies the most basic of human needs – Food. We provide this food to agencies that feed many hungry children, working families, disabled people and the elderly. We are experts at procuring excess food products and distributing them to hungry people. We are at the front lines in advocacy for hunger relief locally, statewide and nationally.
Second Harvest North Central Food Bank serves some of the highest poverty areas in Minnesota. An estimated 17,200 different people per month are served by the Food Bank, about 4,400 different people receive emergency food assistance in any given week. The amount of food distributed by the Food Bank rises each year as the number of people coming to our hunger relief agencies continues to increase.