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Member Food Shelves

Second Harvest Heartland: Worthy Steward of Your Donations

The ,200 sq. ft. addition of the new cooler/freezer was funded by Cargill, Inc. and Sunny Fresh Foods; F.R. Bigelow Foundation; General Mills Foundation; Land O’ Lakes Foundation; Mardag Foundation and the St. Paul Foundation.

The largest ever capital donation came to Second Harvest Heartland this year from the charitable Frey Foundation. This donation enabled SHH to purchase one semi tractor, one straight refrigerated truck, a trailer and logo identification for the vehicles. The shiny, new vehicles arrived with “zeros” on the odometers, replacing expensive leased and high- mileage vehicles that were constantly breaking down.

Six generous donors made the expansion of the cooler/freezer capacity at the Maplewood location possible. The 7,200 square-foot addition allows freezer space

for an additional 483 pallets, a 265% increase, and an additional 194 pallets in the cooler, an increase of 162%. Again, savings were recognized immediately with the release of costly rental off-site freezer space. The expansion will move SHH closer to reaching our goal of a 20 percent increase in the distribution of nutritious frozen foods and enhancing the selection of products for our member agencies.

These investments and countless others are hallmarks of the keen attentiveness to building efficiencies and capacity that has become a driving force of Second

Harvest Heartland’s




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Purchased with funding from the Frey Foundation, the largest capital gift ever given to SHH, new trucks and trailers replaced leased and high-mileage vehicles.

Albany Food Shelf Annandale Food Shelf Anoka County Brotherhood Council BBE Foodshelf Becker Food Shelf Big Lake Community Food Shelf Big Stone Lake Area Emergency Food Shelf Braham Area Food Shelf Browerville Area Food Shelf Buffalo Foodshelf Calvary Lutheran Church CAP Agency Care and Share Foodshelf Centennial Community Foodshelf Center for Asians & Pacific Islanders (CAPI) Center of Hope Ministries Christian Cupboard Emergency Foodshelf Christian Food Cupboard of Hudson Community Emergency Service (CES) Community Action Council

Destiny Christian Center Faith United Methodist Family Resource Center Messiah Lutheran Church St. John Neumann Church Community Aid Elk River (CAER) Community Connection of Sauk Centre Community Food Pantry of Baldwin Community Emergency Assistance Program (CEAP)

Anoka County Hennepin County Concordia University St. Paul Food Shelf

Cottonwood County Sharing Center CROSS Center of Benton County CROSS Food Shelf Delano Helping Hands Department of Indian ork Diversified American Community Division of Indian ork ECHO Food Shelf Eden alley Food Shelf Five Loaves Food & Clothing Center

Francis Basket Food Shelf Friends For Life Food Shelf Good News Food Shelf Groveland Food Shelf Hanover Area Food Shelf Hastings Family Service The Helping Hand Food Shelf ICA Food Shelf

Third Street N illiston Road Incarnation Foodshelf Interfaith Outreach Community Partners (IOCP) Joyce Uptown Food Shelf Keystone Community Services

HUNGER IN AMERICA 2006 study shows hunger is increasing in the Heartland

Hungry people are working families, seniors and children. Families and seniors face tough choices – buying food or paying for housing, healthcare or utilities. Demand for emergency food continues to rise. Those are just some of the findings of the local data from the Hunger in America 2006 study, sponsored by America’s Second Harvest – The Nation’s Food Bank Network. The local study included nearly 500 in-depth individual client interviews as well as responses to an agency survey by member agencies.

Midway Food Shelf North End Food Shelf Fairview Community Center Kimball Area Food Shelf, INC. Lac Qui Parle Community Food Shelf Le Center Food Shelf Lifeline Food Pantry Linwood Community Food Shelf Long Prairie Emergency Food Pantry Mahtomedi Area Food Shelf Manna Food Pantr , Inc. Maple Plain Community Foodshelf McLeod Emergency Food Shelf

Glencoe Hutchinson

2001 - 2006 Timeline

October 2001

R. Jane Brown named Executive Director Second Harvest Heartland

October 1, 2001



Merger of Second Harvest Food Bank of St. Paul and Greater Minneapolis Food Bank to form Second Harvest Heartland

“Hunger In America” nationwide survey is conducted

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