About Hunger-Free Minnesota


Hunger-Free Minnesota was a time-limited campaign launched in 2011 to identify and introduce strategies that would substantially — and sustainably — eliminate our state's missing meals gap through collective impact. A recap of Hunger-Free Minnesota's accomplishments and impact involving many community partners, can be viewed throughout this website.

Because of the dedication of the dozens of partners and organizations throughout our state, hunger relief activities are better aligned — and more effective than ever. As a key partner, Second Harvest Heartland, along with the campaign's other partners, want to ensure that its many accomplishments continue to positively influence hunger relief throughout the state. For any further questions, please contact communications@2harvest.org. Visit 2harvest.org to continue to learn more about solving hunger in our community.

Our collective impact

Our Collective Goal
Measuring System-wide Performance
Minnesota Missing Meals Collective Impact
70 million meals ADDED SINCE JANUARY, 2012

Our facts


Million Meals

have been added in Minnesota since our campaign began in June 2011.

Million Invested

in high-impact hunger-relief activities in Minnesota since 2012

Innovative Projects

hunger-relief projects catalyzed in Minnesota

Our strategy

We direct our investments into the most effective and transformational solutions
that will change the trajectory of hunger-relief in Minnesota.

Agricultural Surplus
Food rescue
system capacity
SNAP Awarness
school meals
women, infants &
children program (WIC)
Community Close-Up Data
Hunger & Health
$9,742,000 Invested Learn more

Catalyzing Change

We have catalyzed
431 innovative hunger-relief projects
in Minnesota.

Cross-Sector Leadership

We are led by a steering committee of chief executives from several of the nation's largest corporations and not-for-profit organizations.
Ken Powell
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
General Mills
Greg Page
Executive Chairman
Jack Larsen
Executive Vice President
Jeff Ettinger
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Hormel Foods
Pat Donovan
President & Chief Executive Officer
Bremer Financial
Sarah Caruso
President & Chief Executive Officer
Greater Twin Cities United Way
Rob Zeaske
Chief Executive Officer
Second Harvest Heartland