Second Harvest Heartland

Second Harvest Heartland works to reinvent hunger relief through leadership and innovation. As the Upper Midwest’s largest hunger relief organization, their goal is not only to help their hungry neighbors today, but to provide the means for everyone to be fed tomorrow. They’re known for distributing great amounts of food quickly and efficiently; in 2012 alone, they collected, warehoused and distributed more than 76 million pounds of food—and they’re also constantly pioneering ways to reduce waste and better use the abundant resources available in the land of plenty.

Second Harvest Heartland is a member of Feeding America, a national network of more than 200 food banks serving every state in the United States. Membership means access to millions of pounds of surplus food and grocery donations from manufacturers and producers throughout the country.

Working with a network of partners, volunteers and donors as well as people like you, their 90,000+ square feet of dry, refrigerator and freezer space is constantly accepting and distributing donations. Their fleet of trucks travels nearly half a million miles a year, picking up food donations and delivering them to local food shelves, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, senior community centers and children’s after school programs.

How you can help

To learn how you can donate, volunteer, or hold your own food drive, visit their website.


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