For more than 27 years, the Second Harvest North Central Food Bank has distributed food to residents of north central Minnesota with partner organizations to fight hunger such as local food shelves, soup kitchens and homeless shelters. shelter. With the onset of the pandemic, hunger was highlighted as media reported long lines of cars waiting in food distribution lines across the United States, including communities in north-central Minnesota. , according to a press release. The pandemic has created a crisis situation for so many people, but Minnesota’s food banks have stepped up and worked harder than ever to make sure no one goes hungry. Many people in the community recognized this and took action by volunteering and providing financial support.
These are unprecedented times and while the pandemic is not yet over, people continue to recognize the work Second Harvest is doing to help starving children, the elderly and struggling families get the food they need. .
As the holidays approach, Second Harvest announces that this year they have the opportunity to help partners in the food aisles of north central Minnesota by providing them with special holiday foods to distribute to people in local communities this year. season.
“We provide food year round,” said Susan Estee, executive director of Second Harvest North Central Food Bank. “But taking steps to expand our work during the holidays at the regional level is something we have wanted to do for years. This is a large company that includes additional expenses for food, trucking, warehouse costs and personnel, but with increased support across the region we are very happy to be able to make it happen.
For those interested in helping Second Harvest foster hope this holiday season, contact the Director of Development at 218-326-4135 or email [email protected].