During March, Second Harvest will join together with their partner food shelves and participate in the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign by collecting donations of money and food that support local efforts to help feed people in need and reduce hunger in the local community. You have an opportunity to help your local food shelf and [...]
SEE YOUR GENEROSITY IN ACTION If you are 70½ years old or older, you can take advantage of a simple way to help those we serve and receive tax benefits in return. You can give up to $100,000 from your IRA directly to a qualified charity such as Second Harvest North Central Food Bank without [...]
There is a new resource available for families at several schools in North Central Minnesota – a food pantry to help children and families who do not have enough food at home. 1 in 5 children in our region are food insecure and may not have reliable access to food. School pantries are designed to [...]
The Champlin Family experienced their first time volunteering as a family at Second Harvest this last September. Matt and Vicki had been talking about volunteering as a family long enough and decided that they just had to do something about it. Matt had volunteered at Second Harvest with his fellow Rotarians in the past. He [...]
For 22 years, Second Harvest has coordinated the local effort to refer families in need and provide holiday food and gifts for the children age 1-12 in the households. The community responds by donating funds for the food boxes and gifts for the kids. Hundreds of volunteers help by holding food and toy drives at [...]
Many have asked for a list of gift ideas for kids based on their age so we have started the Itasca Holiday Program Gift Idea Guide. We are always looking for ideas to add to our list. Email us if you have a gift idea you would like to see added to our gift idea guide. [...]
We are so humbled by all of the support we received for Give to The Max Day. We want to share with you our preliminary results. The results are preliminary because we know there are more gifts coming next week intended for Give to The Max Day. $18,350 will allow us to provide 91,750 meals [...]
Thanks to an anonymous donor our matching gifts went from $3,100 to $4,100.