Second Harvest Celebrates New Volunteer Center
Thursday was a big day for Second Harvest Heartland as the food bank celebrated the opening of its new volunteer center in Brooklyn Park.
The charity has been hard at work preparing its new location on Winnetka Avenue. Organizers say the new center is big enough to accommodate more than 30,000 volunteers per year as they pack groceries for families in need. Later next year, the rest of the building will open. That extra space will provide more storage and transportation capability for the hunger-relief organization.
“It gives us triple the warehouse space and cooler and freezer space,” said CEO Allison O’Toole of Second Harvest Heartland. “That means we can provide more fresh food. More produce, more vegetables, more lean proteins. That’s what people really want, and that’s what they can’t afford.”
With the new volunteer center up and running, Second Harvest is looking for your help. If you’d like to volunteer, check their website.