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WCCO Radio Collects $250K For ‘Let’s Kick Hunger Day’

WCCO Radio announced Thursday it raised more than $250,000 to fight hunger in its one-day “Let’s Kick Hunger” event at the Mall of America. The station raised $250,181 on the day, which brought the five-year total for the fundraising campaign to more than $1 million.

01/31/2014

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Best Places In Minnesota To Give Back This Holiday Season

Take time to help out someone less fortunate this holiday season at these Minnesota spots.

12/09/2013

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From Kitchen Star To Salvation Army Chef

Jeff Ansorge once commanded a staff of 17 and made around $80,000 a year as executive chef at a posh downtown Minneapolis restaurant where a 24-ounce dry aged Porterhouse steak goes for $48. But he gave it all up to become the head cook of a Salvation Army soup kitchen, where the meals are free.

11/27/2013

Food Shelves’ New Challenge: What To Do With Junk Food?

This is the time of year that donations are at their highest at food shelves across the state. But recently the question of what to do with food donations that are not considered healthy foods, has caused some controversy.

10/21/2013

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Second Harvest Heartland Hosting Hunger Awareness Month

Wearing orange on Thursday can help get peoples’ attention for a good cause. September is Hunger Awareness Month, and Second Harvest Heartland is hosting Go Orange Day. You might not see it but 600,000 thousand Minnesotans and residents of western Wisconsin are at risk of missing a meal every day.

09/05/2013

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5th Annual Phalen Park Light Display Helps Local Charities

A holiday tradition that benefits local charities gets underway Tuesday night in St. Paul. It’s the fifth year for drive through light display “Holiday Lights in the Park” at Phalen Park.

11/20/2012

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Second Harvest Heartland Gets Major Pork Donation

Second Harvest Heartland is going hog-wild after receiving a major donation from Minnesota Pork Producers.

10/23/2012

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Second Harvest Heartland Hosts 9/11 Day Of Service

People will stop to remember those that died 11 years ago Tuesday in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on New York. Sept. 11 is also a day to inspire millions of people across the country to come together and perform good deeds.

09/11/2012

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Good Question: Why Are We Wasting So Much Food?

It is a staggering statistic: Americans throw out approximately 40 percent of the food in the food supply. But where are we going wrong? Why are we wasting so much food?

08/22/2012

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Curiocity: 9th Annual ‘Dish’ To Support Second Harvest

An annual fundraiser is returning for its ninth year with the hopes of raising awareness through good food, a great sense of community and a little comic relief.

04/10/2012

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Volunteers Get Active On Martin Luther King Day

From serving the hungry to building homes, volunteers in Minnesota are getting active in the community on Monday to honor the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

01/16/2012

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WCCO Radio, Taste Of The NFL Team Up To ‘Kick Hunger’

Forty-nine million people in America don’t know where their next meal will come from. So today, WCCO Radio and the Taste of the NFL are teaming up to end hunger.

01/12/2012

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Curiocity: ‘Farm In The Cities’ Unites Diners, Farmers

The first annual “Farm in the Cities,” slated for Sunday at Solera, has been coined as “a fundraising event to spotlight local farmers’ foods and the restaurants that serve them.” But at its core, it’s so much more.

10/24/2011

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Metrodome Food Donated To Food Shelf

Aramark, the Minnesota Vikings’ food preparer, is donating all the food prepared for the postponed game between the New York Giants and Vikings to a food shelf.

12/12/2010