Archive for January, 2009
On Inauguration Day, Barack Obama will call for a renewed commitment to national service to take on the challenges our country faces. You can help lead the way by joining your fellow supporters across the country on January 19th, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, for a national day of service.
But don’t wait – you can join the fight to end hunger in your community today by visiting www.10000strong.org. Be part of a movement – be one of 10,000 Minnesotans uniting against hunger in Minnesota.
Visit www.10000strong.org now to learn what you can do to help!
Don’t forget to join the dialogue and tell us what you plan to do on MLK Day and beyond to fight hunger in our community.
Together, we can end hunger. Are you one of 10,000?
Christmas came early at Second Harvest Heartland as we accepted our largest-ever single corporate donation—a $500,000 gift from Minnetonka-based Cargill.
This gift comes as the need for hunger relief has never been greater. Although support for emergency food relief has been tremendous, the demand is still outstripping the supply.
We want to thank Cargill and all the other generous corporate and individual donors who have come forward to help those seniors, working families and children who struggle to find enough food each week. With the sustained support of individuals and generous corporations like Cargill, we will continue to work towards ensuring that all of everyone in our community has access to nutritious food.
Some huge strides were made in the fight against hunger last week. First, Michelle Obama declared hunger relief to be one of the top causes she will support as First Lady. Second, in an effort to kick off his inaugural celebration, President-elect Barack Obama has asked all Americans to participate in King Day of Service on January 19, which builds on Martin Luther King’s legacy by transforming Martin Luther King Day into a national day of community service. The President-elect’s Inaugural Committee even contacted Second Harvest Heartland directly to ask us to get the community involved in honoring Dr. King through hunger relief.
Well, Second Harvest Heartland is going to make it as easy as one, two, three… four, five for you to honor Dr. King, celebrate President-elect Obama’s inauguration, and fight hunger in the Heartland. In the coming weeks, some notable Minnesotans will help us unveil five ways everyone can help feed the hungry in Minnesota – on Martin Luther King Day and every day.
Stay tuned for more details!