The Need

Did you know that hungry neighbors includes working families, often choosing to skip meals to ensure their children are fed; seniors living on limited incomes, choosing between buying food or medicine; and individuals hoping their food doesn’t run out before their paycheck does.

Second Harvest Heartland is the second largest food bank in the Feeding America national network and the largest hunger-relief organization in the Upper Midwest. Last year, we distributed nearly 89 million pounds of food, helping provide 74 million meals. More than half of the food was fresh — fruits, vegetables, meat, dairy and bakery items.

Our vision for the future includes not only providing more meals, but providing healthier meals by distributing more fresh foods. We also need to grow new channels of distribution, so that our hungry neighbors have access to help within their own communities. To meet this need, we are forging innovative partnerships with both the healthcare and education sectors.

We know we need to do more. With your support, we can.

Your Donation Will Be Matched!

Ameriprise Financial, our Fund-a-Need Sponsor, will match donations up to $50,000. If you are unable to attend Dish, please consider making a gift. With this generous match, Second Harvest Heartland can provide 6 meals for every $1.00!

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