Fresh Healthy Food Accessible to Kids All Year Long
Fresh, healthy food is expensive and difficult for low-income families to access. During the school year, thousands of children rely on free school breakfast and lunch programs for nutritious meals. However, during the summer, children need to find meals from other sources. One innovative way to get food to hungry kids is through mobile food trucks, which make stops at libraries, parks, and community centers in high-need neighborhoods. The mobile food trucks are supported by Second Harvest Heartland, the Midwest’s largest food bank and hunger relief organization.
The Olseth Family Foundation is delighted to fund Second Harvest Heartland’s work to address child hunger, which is reaching kids and families through a variety of creative strategies. In 2015, Second Harvest Heartland helped provide two million meals to Minnesota children at over 700 sites throughout the summer months. Learn more at 2harvest.org.