Hello from Minneapolis, MN, the site of this evening’s, AgNite celebration. That event kicks off at 8pm but Cindy and I will be busy before then.
This morning we’ll be attending a food box packing event at Second Harvest Heartland. This is the regional organization that’s part of the Feeding America network. Feeding America is the new name for what we’ve known as Second Harvest. This promises to be a very visual event so you will see pictures and probably some video as well as interviews. We think there will be some special guests but in this fluid political convention climate, who knows.
Second Harvest Heartland is the Upper Midwest’s largest hunger-relief organization with a recently updated mission to end hunger through community partnerships. Second Harvest Heartland forms the cornerstone of organizations working together to alleviate hunger in our 59 county service area. This year, SHH will deliver more than 34 million pounds of food to our 1,000+ non-profit member agencies and programs, including food shelves, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, senior community centers and children’s after school programs.
One of the main priorities of the day is to solicit support for relief efforts for Hurricane Gustav victims. The hurricane may not have been as damaging as Katrina but a lot of people are displaced and I’m sure they will be needing help. I’ll be posting more about how to get involved later after I learn more.
I’d like to thank AgStar Financial Services for their support of our interactive media coverage of AgNite.