Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization established in 1984 to feed Northland residents in need.  We solicit and receive donations of food, funds, volunteer and in-kind support from individuals, corporations, foundations and religious/social groups throughout NE Minnesota and NW Wisconsin.

  94% of every dollar donated is used for our hunger-relief programs


At Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank we strive for excellence in our programs and operation.  We have been reviewed and/or audited and our standards are accepted by:

  • American Institute of Baking (AIB)
  • Charities Review Council Nonprofit Accountability Standards
  • Feeding America™
  • Minnesota Department of Agriculture
  • Minnesota Department of Economic Opportunity
  • Minnesota Department of Health