Second Harvest Drops by GMN

Created: December 04, 2018 07:42 AM

Our friends from Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank were in-studio Tuesday morning to take calls for donations. It's part of WDIO's annual Trees of Hope campaign. The nonprofit helps feed thousands of northland residents each year. 

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Erin Makela is the new Marketing and Special Events Manager for Second Harvest. She says that she's been amazed, in the first few weeks, at the large number of people reached. 

"On average, we receive about 44,000 people that we serve in a given year," she says. "It's amazing that we can reach out and reach that many people."

Makela says the holiday season is an especially important time for people to donate cash and food. 

This Friday, Good Morning Northland will broadcast live from First United Methodist Church in Duluth for the annual "Have a Heart, Help a Neighbor" campaign. There, we'll be collecting donations of cash and food for Second Harvest. 

For every $1 given to the food bank, three meals can be made for a family in need, according to Makela.

For those who can't make it to the church on Friday, Kolar Toyota in Hermantown will be taking donations on Friday as well. There is also an option to donate online.

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