Th Annual Dish Gala Tickets Available
Dish is an opportunity to join together as a community to honor our collective work to end hunger and to raise essential funds that build on our momentum to ensure that no one goes hungry. Whether you are a longtime supporter of Second Harvest Heartland or a new friend to us, we hope you will join us for this truly special evening.
Jif Peanut Butter Recall
Second Harvest of the Greater Valley is aware of Jif Peanut Butters current recall. The safety of those utilizing SHGV services is our top priority, and we are doing everything to check all donations of Jif peanut butter against the affected lot numbers. If you have received Jif Peanut butter from SHGV in the last few months, we ask that you please check the lot numbers against the recall to ensure the safety of your food. Likewise, if you are donating Jif peanut butter, please check the lot numbers as well so as not to put those utilizing SHGV services and products at risk. Thank you for allowing us to serve you and the continued support SHGV receives daily.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Outreach
WHAT IS SNAP?SNAP is for people with low incomes, including working people, households with children, seniors, unemployed people, immigrant families, and people with disabilities. SNAP helps them buy the food they need for good health.
Second Harvests Benefits Outreach Counselor shares information about SNAP benefits, pre-screens potential participants, and helps people fill out the application.
Second Harvest offers SNAP Outreach through our Emergency Food Box sites, Mobile Pantry distributions, and Partner Agencies. In FY21, our SNAP Outreach team helped complete more than 1,000 SNAP applications.
The best way to apply for SNAP is online. If you need help applying for SNAP, you can call or text Second Harvest at 615-310-0752, or . Were happy to help.
*If you previously had a SNAP application log in, you will have to create a new account by clicking on Create New Account using the Customer Portal link above. If you have created an username and password for the TDHS Relief Portals , you may use your existing login information to access services through the new Customer Portal.
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Other Sources For Emergency Food And Funds
Do you have children?
- Has your childs school given you information about Pandemic-EBT? If not, or if you want to know more,
- File before Nov. 15 to claim your advance Child Tax Credit and missed stimulus payments!
Are you dealing with COVID-related unemployment?
- See if you qualify for emergency funds from the state of Tennessee
- See if you qualify for unemployment
- Low-cost dental treatment available without insurance
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Other Types Of Assistance
Mission offers a number of services for students in need, see our Mission Cares page for details.
If you are interested in learning more about these programs, please fill out this form to have a Second Harvest representative contact you. The team can help you:
- Find community food assistance resources inclusive of any specific needs that you or your household may have .
- Fill out your CalFresh application. They will walk you through the process and help you fill out each question to avoid errors on the application to better ensure that you will be eligible for the program.
Staff, students, friends or family that would like to volunteer can sign up directly with Second Harvest.
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Find A Food Bank Near Me
Were updating the Find Food tool daily. In these uncertain times, we encourage you to call ahead and confirm open times and dates. Youll find information about additional food distributions below, including Emergency Food Box sites and a Mobile Pantry schedule. If you are having difficulty locating a food distribution near you, please , and well help you find the best option in your area.
Join Us In Ending Hunger Together: Volunteer
Second Harvest Heartland volunteers play a critical role in the fight to end hunger. Sign up for a shift to assist with packing food today to help fuel our hunger fight and bring efficiency to the hunger relief network. Volunteer shifts are available Monday through Saturday at our Brooklyn Park facility. Want to do more? We have ongoing volunteer opportunities as well.
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Join Our Team And Use Your Skills To Create Change
When you work at Second Harvest Heartland, youre working to end hunger. As one of the countrys largest and most innovative food banks, we deliver food and solutions to our neighbors facing hunger. From truck drivers and forklift operators to volunteer leaders and program staff, our team is on a mission to end hunger in our region.
Do Food Shortages Foretell A Recession
There’s an ongoing debate about whether the United States is in a recession. While the unemployment rate remains low and new jobs are being created, the nation’s economy has met the widely accepted definition of a recession after the gross domestic product fell for two consecutive quarters.
In a long line on a hot day Wednesday, there was no shortage of people who needed food.
Near the front of the line were CJ Bell, 79, an Army veteran from Lake City, and his wife, Fran. They’ve been watching reports in the news about rising prices and seeing the reality when they go to the store.
Fran Bell notices some prices staying the same, but the packages are getting smaller.
Waiting in another car was Rustamali Ansari, a 27-year-old refugee from Afghanistan.
Ansari, who has been in Erie for six months, feels fortunate to be here. He feels safe, has met nice people, and is working at Port Erie Plastics.
But he has rent and utilities to pay and is responsible for feeding four people. His mother, who accompanied him to last week’s food distribution and was eligible for a second delivery of food for herself, is responsible for three people.
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