Friday, September 18, 2009

Grand Reopening of the Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank

On Wednesday I popped in at the Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank ribbon cutting and grand re-opening of their expanded facility on 4503 Airpark Boulevard. They are now rescuing and distributing 15 percent more food.

The building is now just over 23,500 square feet. Utilizing reserve monies and assuming a mortgage, the food bank took a leap of faith to ensure the rescue of more nationally and regionally donated food for

the people of NE Minnesota and NW Wisconsin.

“Our expansion couldn’t have happened at a better time,” said Shaye Moris, the food bank’s executive director. “We have seen a 28% increase at area food shelves and through our own direct service programs. Demand is high and we’re rescuing 14% more food this year thanks to our expanded facility.”