Second Harvest Heartland Preparing to Move HQ to Brooklyn Park
Minnesota’s second largest food bank is one step closer to moving its headquarters from Maplewood to Brooklyn Park.
Last spring, the Minnesota Legislature awarded Second Harvest Heartland with $18 million in bonding money to move into a new facility along Winnetka Avenue.
Second Harvest Heartland had asked Brooklyn Park to act as the fiscal agent for the state money.
Monday night, the city council made that official, paving the way for construction to begin in April.
“We couldn’t be more appreciative of this opportunity to partner with the City of Brooklyn Park, move our headquarters here, our almost 200 employees,” said Greg Hilding, interim CEO of Second Harvest. “We have 40,000 individual volunteers on an annual basis. And we, as a board, fully supported this project.”
Second Harvest expects construction to be complete by March of 2020. When the building opens, it will also house a CEAP food shelf.