Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Stuff-A-Truck Food Drive

Year after year, Ogle's MarketPlace Foods does a Stuff-A-Truck food drive event. This year they collected 4,228 pounds of food for the Grand Rapids Food Shelf. Pre-packaged bags could be purchased in $5, $10, or $15 incriments. Cohasset and Forest Lake Elementary schools also participated by contributing a combined 1,760 pounds of food. Thank you all for participating. This food will help many families in need this month.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

L & M Supply Donates to the Itasca Holiday Program

L & M Supply of Grand Rapids has been a partner with Second Harvest North Central Food Bank since the inception of the Itasca Holiday Program, 16 years ago. L & M Supply is one of five retail locations where you can find the Gingerbread Giving Tree. Not only do they collect gifts for area children, but also contribute a monetary gift of $500 to provide holiday food boxes to local men, women, and children in need. The Itasca Holiday Program continues to be a success every year, because of caring people and organizations, like L & M Supply.

Pictured in front of the Gingerbread Giving Tree from left to right are: Gretchen Gilbert, SHNCFB - Communications Coordinator, Mike Mesia, L & M Supply - General Manager, Ellen Christmas, SHNCFB - Program Manager, Michelle Clough, L & M Supply - Assistant Manager, and Eric Porterfield, L & M Supply - Assistant Manager

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Give to the Max Day Was a Success!

On Tuesday, November 16th, the second annual Give to the Max Day, history was made in Minnesota. The statewide goal was to have 40,000 donors Click. Contribute. Change Your World. In the 24 hour time period 42,624 donors contributed $7,998,434 to non profits in Minnesota! Second Harvest North Central Food Bank also reached our goal of exhausting our $5,500 in matching funds. We finished the day with 144 donors contributing $13,373 for a grand total of $19,873 after adding $5,500 in matching funds and the $1,000 "Golden Ticket" prize won by Erin K. for her donation between 7-8:00am.
Give to the Max Day 2010 was an amazing experience. Thank you to all who donated what you could. Because of you we raised enough money to provide 65 Kids Packs, 70 holiday food boxes and 85,690 meals to hungry men, women, and children in our community. For more information click here.

Holiday Program Receives $400 From Grand Village Resident Council

Last week, Second Harvest received a check in the amount of $400 from the Grand Village Resident Council. Pictured left to right are Grand Village Resident Council President, Phil Anderson, Vice President Helen Elling and Second Harvest Executive Director, Sue Estee. This donation will be used to support the Food Shelf and the Itasca Holiday Program. For more information on how you can help click here.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Give to the Max Day Returns November 16th!

Help support the work of Second Harvest North Central Food Bank by donating what you can on Tuesday, November 16th. Second Harvest has over $3,500 in matching funds so you can double your donation dollars. Look for the "2x" icon on our page. This icon means there is a dollar for dollar match available when you donate to us. During the 24 hour "Give together" one donor will be randomly chosen every hour to have $1,000 added to their donation. This could be you!
You can also help Second Harvest North Central Food Bank win one of two grand prizes! A $20,000 and $10,000 prize grant will be awarded to the top two nonprofits in Greater Minnesota that attract the largest number of individual donors on Give to the Max Day 2010. Will you give?

For more information contact gretchen@secondharvestncfb.com or visit our GiveMN website by clicking here.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Anytime Fitness and Second Harvest North Central Food Bank Team Up to Get Fit and Fight Hunger

During the month of November, Anytime Fitness in Grand Rapids is holding a food and fund drive to benefit Second Harvest North Central Food Bank. Anytime Fitness is offering; new members ½ off the enrollment fee for a nonperishable food donation, no enrollment fee for those who donate $5.00 or more, and free tanning for one month to current members who donate $5.00 or more to Second Harvest North Central Food Bank.
Anytime offers a full cardio theater that includes; Nautilus treadmills, bikes, elliptical machines, and a Stairmaster. They also have new, top-of-the-line Nautilus Nitro Plus machine weights and free weights. Anytime’s 24-hour facility contains around-the-clock tanning access and a state-of-the-art security system, so you can work out comfortably, day or night. Join today and be a part of the Anytime Fitness Family and help feed hungry men, women, and children in our community! For more information, contact Luke or Joe at 218.326.4446.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Grand Rapids Food Shelf Recieves Check from Jephthah Chapter No 176 Order of the Eastern Star

The Grand Rapids Food Shelf received a generous donation from Jephthah Chapter No 176 Order of the Eastern Star in the amount of $200.00. This donation will be used to purchase food to fill the shelves of the Grand Rapids Food Bank which is consistently serving over 830 families each month.

Pictured left to right are: Volunteer Tyre Harris, Jephthah Chapter No 176 Order of the Eastern Star member Betty Jones, Program Manager Ellen Christmas, Volunteers Noreen Hantala and Dorothy Fairbanks.