Second Harvest Heartland is one of the nation’s largest, most innovative food banks and sustainable support systems. Helping hungry neighbors find their next meal—so they can thrive at work, in the classroom and in their communities—is what drives Second Harvest Heartland, its partners and supporters.
Second Harvest Heartland was created in 2001, when Second Harvest Greater Minneapolis and Second Harvest St. Paul joined forces to bring together more than 44 years of combined history and experience to the fight against hunger.
Hunger relief work is more than moving food. It’s about making families whole again whether it's making sure kids have the food they need to learn in school, relieving the stress of an empty cupboard for parents, or giving seniors a little bit more so they can stretch their dollars every month. In 2016, more than 80 million meals were delivered to nearly 1,000 food shelves, pantries and other partner programs serving 59 counties in Minnesota and western Wisconsin.