Friday, January 25, 2013

Support Spotlight - Open Your Heart Produce Grant

For several years, Second Harvest North Central Food Bank has been the recipient of fresh produce through Hunger Solutions thanks to the Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless grant. We, along with five other Feeding America partner food banks in Minnesota were again awarded a $100,000 grant to help fund a statewide acquisition of fresh produce for hungry our neighbors.
Every month, Second Harvest receives thousands of pounds of produce through this grant. Last month we received potatoes, onions, oranges, and carrots. We are so fortunate and thankful to be able to distribute fresh, healthy food to the elderly, children, and families in need.
The Minnesota partner food banks acquire nearly 1 million pounds of fresh produce - the equivalent of 800,000 meals - through the grant each year. This is hugely significant since fresh produce is one of the most costly and difficult food items to obtain for those in need.

Thank you, Open Your Heart!

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