SHH was put on alert and delivered 524,000 pounds of food, water and emergency supplies to survivors of Hurricane Katrina, thanks to our generous donors who responded to the Katrina disaster. SHH staff traveled to Louisiana for two 2-week stints at the request of America’s Second Harvest.
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2006 Hunger Awareness Campaign one of our most successful
Minnesotans joined thousands of organizations and individuals to recognize National Hunger Awareness Day on June 6, 2006. Initiated in 2002 by America’s Second Harvest, this public awareness initiative was created to inform individuals, communities, corporations and policy makers that hunger is a serious domestic issue, but a solvable one.
In addition to participating in the national effort to get out the word about ending hunger, Second Harvest Heartland kicked-off a local campaign when Governor Tim Pawlenty proclaimed June 5-11, 2006 “Minnesota Hunger Awareness Week.” Among the highlights of the week was a first year partnership with Bremer Banks and the Otto Bremer Foundation. Bremer Banks throughout Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin raised $78,050.50, while an Otto Bremer Foundation’s Challenge Grant generated an additional $50,000 for SHH and the other five America’s Second Harvest food bank network members serving Minnesota.
“While many of us look in a full closet or a full fridge and say, ‘I have nothing to wear; I have nothing to eat,’ for nearly 500,000 kids in Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin, nothing is hunger. Without school lunches, hunger for kids is all too real.” This was the basis of the “Nothing” campaign, which was the inspiration for Bremer’s activities of the week. Events included a luncheon of saltines and water for corporate leaders; bank statement stuffers/donation appeals that were sent to more than 200,000 customers in May and June; “Changing Face of Hunger” video; and Public Service Announcements (PSAs) featuring comedian and former food shelf client Colleen Kruse that aired on local Hubbard Broadcasting-owned radio stations.
Other highlights included The Rake’s Twin Cities’ Restaurant Week, Swenson Anderson Financial Group’s 3rd Annual Ice Cream Social, Cub Foods on Nicollet Mall and Cub Foods Community Cupboard Match.
Do you know the face of hunger?
Plan completed to consolidate all inventory into St. Paul warehouse
fixed-income… costly medical bills… now fighting hunger
developing mind… growing body…. going to bed hungry
working… struggling to make ends meet… not enough to eat
donate dollars, products and your time educate yourself and others about the problem of hunger advocate for programs and solutions that fight hunger
National Hunger Awareness Day—June 3rd
Join us in the fight against hunger!
First-ever National Hunger Awareness Day established by America’s Second Harvest
Member Food Shelves, continued
Meeker County Emergency Food Shelf Melrose Area Food Shelf Minnehaha United Methodist Church Minnesota eamsters Food Shelf Montgomery Food Shelf Monticello Emergency Foodshelf Morrison County Food Shelf Motley Area Food Shelf Murray County Food Shelf NEAR Food Shelf Neighbors, Inc. New Ulm Area Emergency Food Shelf North Anoka County Emergency Food Shelf
(NACE), Inc. North Pine Area Food Shelf
North Point Health &
ellness Cente , Inc.
North St. Paul Area Emergency Food Shelf The Open Cupboard Pastor Paul’s Mission Paynesville Community Service Center Peace Cente , Inc.
Pierce County Department of Human Services
Pierz Area Food Shelf Pine Community Food Shelf Pipestone County Food Shelf Prescott Area Food Shelf PRISM Food Shelf PROP Food Shelf Ralph Reeder Food Shelf Redwood Area Food Shelf, Inc. Renville County Food Shelf Rice Area Food Shelf River Falls Community Food Pantry Rock County Emergency Food Shelf Rush City Food Shelf Sabathani Community Center Senior Food Shelf Sharing Korner SHEA , Inc. Sibley County Foodshare Inc. Simpson UMC Food Shelf South Metro Vineyard Church
Southern Anoka Community Assistance (SACA)
Southwest Carver County Food Shelf St. Benedict’s of Avon Food Shelf St. Croix Falls Food Shelf St. Peter Area Food Shelf (SPAF) Staples Area Food Shelf STEP Food Shelf
adnais Heights Food Program alley Outreach Food Shelf VEAP Food Shelf
aconia United Food Shelf WAFER Food Shelf
ashburn County Food Pantry atonwan County Food Shelf Inc e Care Project est CAP Food Pantry estonka Food Shelf White Bear Lake Food Shelf
illmar Area Food Shelf orthington Christian Church Food Shelf Wright County Community Action
ellow Medicine/Neighbors United Food Shelf
NE Minneapolis Service Center is opened