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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 [...]

14 05, 2017

Stamp Out Hunger 2017 Results

On Saturday, May 13th, Grand Rapids letter carriers were busy picking up food donations from postal customers for the 25th year of the National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, the largest one-day food drive in America. This year the carriers collected 4,196 pounds of food, $80.00 in monetary donations and the [...]

27 04, 2017

Second Harvest North Central Food Bank knows first-hand how valuable volunteers are to an organization.

Since 1984 Second Harvest has been engaging volunteers in their everyday operations.  Today, Second Harvest has over 500 volunteers that are critical to the organizations' operations.  Each morning at 7:30 am a group of volunteers spend all morning sorting through and stocking food in the food shelf.  Once they leave, a whole new group of [...]

27 04, 2017

Fighting Hunger One Volunteer at a Time: Second Harvest North Central Food Bank Asks Public to Volunteer

Second Harvest North Central Food Bank is asking the public to volunteer to help fight hunger. Individuals who volunteer will help people in north central Minnesota who may not always have access to nutrient-rich food needed to thrive. “Volunteers are very important to Second Harvest. We rely heavily on volunteers to help us serve the [...]

26 04, 2017

Walmart is making it easy for you to help our hungry neighbors.

Now through May 15, you can help fight hunger 3 ways: Visit your local Walmart and donate $1, $2 or $5 at the register, or choose your own amount. Buy a participating item to help secure 1 meal.  1 items=1 meal. Show your online support up hashtag #FightHunger on Twitter or Instagram, or share and [...]

18 04, 2017

Keewatin Elementary School Kids Pack BackPack Program

Every Friday 70 students at Keewatin Elementary School receive a bag of food as part of the Kids Pack BackPack Program.  Learn more about what they have to say about this program. https://youtu.be/Ii4QaMomUtA The Kids Pack BackPack Program is supported by many organizations and through many grants including the Red Nose Day Fund Child Hunger [...]

11 04, 2017


The Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee (MNSBHC) Legacy Fund today awarded Second Harvest North Central Food Bank with a $50,000 grant that has helped the organization purchase a refrigerated truck for transporting fresh produce. The grant is part of the 52 Weeks of Giving campaign, a year-long effort to make Super Bowl LII a statewide [...]

7 03, 2017

February 2017 Newsletter

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