Email Congress on September 13th using the email template below. Dear [STAFFER NAME], As the Farm Bill advances through the legislative process, I would like to urge [NAME OF MEMBER OF CONGRESS] to keep federal nutrition programs strong and ensure the final legislation keeps America’s national commitment to reducing hunger. More than 508,000 people in [...]
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You can take action today by joining anti-hunger advocates across the country to send one clear message to Congress: Keep our federal nutrition programs strong in the Farm Bill and ensure we don’t take away food from our children, seniors and veterans. Currently, Congress is considering the future of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) [...]
The Farm Bill is the largest piece of legislation impacting the nation’s agriculture policy and nutrition program funding. We work with the Feeding America network, the agriculture and food industry and other partners to ensure the Farm Bill protects SNAP funding, strengthens the Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) and the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) [...]
There are three easy ways to participate in Hunger Action Month. Start a fundraiser: This can be done in many different ways: Ask your friends and family to donate in your honor or in memory of someone special. Gather a group of friends and hold an event like a "Dinner for a Cause." This may involve food, [...]
Jerry Kleven, Second Harvest former board member and long time volunteer recognized as 2018 Itasca County Outstanding Senior VolunteerFANO Admin 2018-08-22T16:20:52+00:00
Jerry Kleven, of Grand Rapids, has been named as one of the 2018 Itasca County Outstanding Senior Volunteer Award recipients. At 91-years young, Jerry Kleven is generous with his time and resources and is genuinely passionate about the community as a whole. He gives his time to Grand Rapids Rotary Club, Zion Lutheran Church and [...]
It's just part of who they are... For many people giving is something that is ingrained in them as a child. They may learn it from their parents, school, a club or even their faith. There are also many that, as a young child, have the ability to recognize that they have the power to [...]
Second Harvest North Central Food Bank and Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless announce the Eighth Annual Food Shelf Challenge Grant. Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless will proportionally match donations to area food shelves, that are summer challenge participants, during the month of July, up to $4,000. The more funds a [...]
Bremer Bank is partnering with several area Feeding America food banks, including Second Harvest North Central Food Bank, to help end hunger in our local communities through the Meals for Many campaign. For every dollar donated between June 11 and June 23, 2018, Bremer Bank will match your donation $1-for-$1, up to $25,000! For your donation to [...]
Despite an improving economy and financial markets, millions of seniors in the United States are going without enough food due to economic constraints. The State of Senior Hunger in America Report demonstrates that food insecurity among seniors in America is a continued challenge facing the nation. With almost 1 in 12 seniors being food insecure in 2016 [...]