Our Response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

While COVID-19 (Coronavirus) affects our most vulnerable Northland neighbors, your support remains critical to our hunger-relief efforts.

We are committed to our mission in our eight-county NE Minnesota and NW Wisconsin service region and although we’re trying to maintain “business as usual” we have developed revised procedures and an operational contingency plan.

At Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank we’re:

  • Working closely with Feeding America, other national food banks, public health, state departments, lawmakers, and others to implement our best response to this ever-changing public health impact
  • Distributing thousands of emergency food boxes through our region’s food shelves and our own direct service programs to families, children and seniors
  • Sourcing additional food and non-food items to meet our increasing demand
  • Working closely with our network of regional agency partners (food shelves, soup kitchens, shelter, and others) to assess their changing need and ensure our support of their local efforts
  • Implementing distribution methods that reduce person-to-person contact, keeping our employees, volunteers and our neighbors, safe
  • Ensuring the highest standard of hygiene for our facility, our employees, and our volunteers
  • Supporting legislation to increase funding and flexibility for federal nutrition and other developing emergency programs

Here’s how you can get help:
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There’s never been a more critical time to support our most vulnerable neighbors.

Many of us have had the luxury of stocking needed supplies for ourselves and our family, but imagine not having the resources for additional purchases.

We’ve left Northland families, children and seniors vulnerable without food and supplies to weather this public health crisis.

Together, with your support and out resources we can provide stability in this uncertain time.