‘Have a Heart, Help a Neighbor’ raises nearly $5,000 and 90 lbs of food
The 20th annual “Have a Heart, Help a Neighbor” campaign for the Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank was held on Friday, December 8. The crew on Good Morning Northland helped raise money and bring in food to help our friends and family in need this holiday season.
According to Second Harvest, early tallies shows this year’s event brought in $4,847 and 90 pounds of food. In total, 14,613 meals will be provided to our Northland neighbors in need, according to Executive Director Shaye Moris.
Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank’s mission is to feed Northeastern Minnesota and Northwestern Wisconsin’s hungry by rescuing and distributing food and engaging the region in the fight against hunger. The “Have a Heart, Help a Neighbor” campaign has raised 10,729 pounds of food, $157,701 and ensured 602,135 meals since inception back in 2004.
For every dollar received, they are able to buy three meals. The Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank wants to thank the community for their continued support.