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2014-01-31 12:22:33

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The fifth annual "Let's Kick Hunger Day" radiothon, which took place on Thursday, January 30, 2014, raised more than $250,000 for hunger relief, pushing the five-year total for the event to more than $1 million. The "Let's Kick Hunger Day" radiothon is an all-day live radio broadcast designed to generate awareness of hunger in the heartland and to raise funds to help end it. For the fifth consecutive year, the radiothon was presented by...

2013-11-14 12:24:42

Vikings Food & Fund Drive to collect nonperishable food items and financial donations before Vikings-Bears game at Mall of America Field Sunday, Dec. 1 MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Minnesota Vikings, Second Harvest Heartland and UnitedHealthcare, a UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) company, are teaming up once again to help tackle senior hunger in the Twin Cities. The partnership includes a number of key events. From Nov. 18 to 22, all Twin Cities UnitedHealth...

2013-09-23 08:31:11

Through Second Harvest Heartland, Minnesota Soybean feeds 25,000 local families MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Minnesota Soybean is excited to announce they are donating $30,000 through Second Harvest Heartland to feed local families and they are asking college students to help make it happen. As part of the University of Minnesota's Homecoming week, the Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council (MSR&PC) will be hosting a virtual food donation at Goldy's...

2013-04-30 12:27:20

SAINT PAUL, Minn., April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Letter carriers are asking Minnesotans to fill a bag with non-perishable food items and leave it at their mailbox to help stamp out hunger on Saturday, May 11, 2013. Sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers, Stamp Out Hunger is the largest single-day food drive in the country. Here in Minnesota, letter carriers hope to collect enough food to provide one million meals--that's 1.3 million pounds of food for those in need....

2013-04-02 12:31:07

Hunger Hero award publicly recognizes six exemplary charitable partners for their role in providing for hungry neighbors in the heartland SAINT PAUL, Minn., April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Second Harvest Heartland, a member of Feeding America and one of the nation's largest food banks, is pleased today to announce the recipients of its fourth annual Hunger Hero award, an award created to honor and recognize organizational partners who make a compassionate and transformational impact...

2012-10-11 11:23:50

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Minnesota Vikings, Second Harvest Heartland and UnitedHealthcare are teaming up once again to help tackle senior hunger in the Twin Cities. Viktor the Viking, Minnesota Vikings cheerleaders and Vikings players, including Chris Kluwe, will join 180 UnitedHealthcare employees Tuesday, Oct. 16 from 2 - 3 p.m. for a volunteer food-packing event at Second Harvest Heartland West, located at 6325 Sandburg Road in Golden Valley. On Sunday, Oct. 21, 150...

2012-08-30 06:25:32

SAINT PAUL, Minn., Aug. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- September is Hunger Action Month, a month in which individuals across the country are urged to take action against hunger in their communities. At the request of Second Harvest Heartland, the Upper Midwest's largest hunger relief organization, the City of Minneapolis will take action against hunger by formally declaring September as Hunger Action Month, and the Minnesota Department of Transportation will light the 35W bridge over the...

2012-06-05 06:28:55

SAINT PAUL, Minn., June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Second Harvest Heartland, the Upper Midwest's largest hunger relief organization, is pleased today to announce the recipients of its third annual Hunger Hero award, an award created to honor and recognize organizational partners who make a compassionate and transformational impact on those who are hungry in the heartland. Last year, one in 10 Minnesotans was at risk of not having enough to eat, and hungry Minnesotans missed more than 100...

2011-12-13 11:08:00

ST. PAUL, Minn., Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the second time this year, thousands of generous blood donors rolled up their sleeves to fight hunger while saving lives, participating in Memorial Blood Centers' Pint for a Pound promotion. In partnership with Second Harvest Heartland, this annual program makes it easier than ever to restock the life-saving blood supplies at local hospitals while helping to fill area food shelves. For each unit of blood donated during the most...

2010-04-26 08:46:00

SAINT PAUL, Minn., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 2,000 letter carriers throughout the seven-county metro area will participate in Stamp Out Hunger on May 8, 2010, in an effort to collect food for those in need throughout the Twin Cities. Stamp Out Hunger is the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) annual food drive that locally supports Second Harvest Heartland, the Upper Midwest's largest hunger-relief organization. "As letter carriers, we have a rare opportunity to see...