Thursday, November 17, 2016

Volunteering to make a difference with Second Harvest Heartland

Our team from Schwan's Home Service packaged
15,144 pounds of food at a volunteer event
with Second Harvest Heartland.
Nov. 17, 2016 — Our Schwan’s Home Service team in Bloomington, Minnesota, recently volunteered their time at Second Harvest Heartland’s new pilot program “Food + You.”  During the volunteer event, the team helped pack 15,144 pounds of food for area schools.

The group of 28 from Schwan’s Home Service worked in an assembly line to help package non-perishable foods for distribution to other area schools that are supported by Second Harvest Heartland.

The “Food + You” program aims to increase availability of healthy food resources to students and their families by partnering with 16 participating schools in the Twin Cities Metro area.

The selected-volunteer location, Second Harvest Heartland, is typically the Bloomington team’s volunteer location of choice because it is part of the Feeding America Network.

Along with volunteering, our team in Bloomington also donates money throughout the year to Second Harvest Heartland through the office’s jean-day program. For every $5 donated, 19 meals are provided for those in need. The Schwan’s Corporate Giving Foundation also matches the total amount raised from “jean Fridays,” meaning that 38 meals are provided for every $5 donated by employees.

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