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14 07, 2017

Garden tip of the week: Pruning Tomato Plants

The weather is heating up and the garden plants are taking over! What are these extra branches that my tomato plants are growing and should I worry about them? Those “extra branches” that tomato plants produce between the main stem and a leaf stem is called a “sucker.” And while there it won’t harm your [...]

13 07, 2017

New App to Help Kids Find Summer Food Programs

Summer Eats - is an easy way to locate free and nutritious meals for kids during the summer. A free mobile APP that Minnesota families can use to source meals for their children up to age 18. Kids and teens can download the APP too. Anyone 18 or under can simply show up and eat, [...]

11 07, 2017

We Need Your Help…

With less than 15 days left in the Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless Seventh Annual Food Shelf Challenge Grant, we are far from reaching our $15,000 goal.  Donations must be made by July 31st to the Food Shelf at Second Harvest to be included in the Open Your Heart to the Hungry [...]

7 07, 2017

Garden Tip: Container Plant Watering

Growing vegetables (or flowers) in containers is a great way to have a garden when you don’t have space, or ground, for one. But as summer temperatures heat up, those potted plants may need more water than you would think. Potted plants tend to dry out more quickly than their in-ground counterparts. The small soil [...]

12 06, 2017

Garden Tip of the Week: Compost Tea is a liquid gold fertilizer for flowers, vegetables and houseplants.

Compost Tea is a liquid gold fertilizer for flowers, vegetables and houseplants. It is organic and easy to make at home. All you need is good compost (from the bottom of your own bin, or bagged compost – you’ll want compost that looks like good black dirt), water and a 5 gallon bucket. Step 1: [...]

7 06, 2017

Garden Tip of the Week: How to Transplant an Overgrown Tomato Plant

Sometimes we discover that by the time we are ready to plant our tomato plants, they have gotten so big that they are floppy and difficult to handle. What to do? Luckily, there is an easy solution. Start by digging a hole where the root ball will be planted, a little deeper and wider than [...]

5 06, 2017

Summer Meal Programs

To find a Summer Meal Program in your community Call the Hunger Hotline 1-866-348-6479 Text “FOOD” to 877877 Go to: https://www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks

25 05, 2017

You Have the Power to Take Action

Advocacy is one of the most effective ways we can educate and activate those in a position to help us end hunger.  A child who cannot rely on dinner at home is assured lunch at school through the School Lunch Program.  A working mother who is unable to make ends meet knows she will have the vital nutrition [...]

24 05, 2017

Red Nose Day is Almost Here!

Thursday, May 25th is Red Nose Day USA.   This day is important for many organizations but it is especially important to Second Harvest.  Thanks to the 2017 Red Nose Day Fund Child Hunger Grant Second Harvest was able to provide over 3,350 Kids Packs to hungry children in north central Minnesota.         [...]

22 05, 2017

You can make an impact too…

Volunteers can be any age. In May Second Harvest had an amazing group of middle school youth council students help with repacking cereal and crackers. Click on the photos below to watch as they repack cereal and crackers and to hear what they learned from volunteering at Second Harvest. Volunteering is [...]

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