Second Harvest Heartland
Minnesotans helped break a record on Thursday, Give to the Max Day. The 24-hour campaign of online donations ended at midnight. More than 120,000 people donated money adding up to more than $18 million for charities and non-profit organizations.
It’s time again for the big fight! Well, the big food fight. City Pages’ ‘Iron Fork’ competition is returning. The competition puts some of Minnesota’s best bartenders and chefs head-to-head creating delicious dishes and drinks while benefiting the local fold shelf, Second Harvest Heartland.
John Hines sits in for Dave Lee and finds out about severe weather in Central Minnesota.
Thursday is Hunger Action Day around the country, meaning you’ll see plenty of people wearing orange in an effort to fight hunger. Orange is the national color to raise awareness about fighting hunger.
Saturday, May 10 is Stamp Out Hunger Day, the largest single-day food drive in the country. While letter carriers delivered mail Saturday, they also collected bags of food left by people on their regular routes. More than 2,000 mail carriers in the Twin Cities took part.
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.
Take time to help out someone less fortunate this holiday season at these Minnesota spots.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Second Harvest Heartland is going hog-wild after receiving a major donation from Minnesota Pork Producers.
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.
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?
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.