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.
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On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina struck Second Harvests service area, followed by Hurricane Rita on September 24. More than a million people were displaced from their homes and hundreds of thousands of people found themselves in need of emergency assistance, often for the first time. Forced out of its facility in New Orleans, the staff of Second Harvest regrouped in Baton Rouge within 48 hours of Katrinas landfall, despite the fact that many of the staff had lost their own homes and others were unaware of the fate of their friends and family members.
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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.
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For the first two years of Second Harvests existence it operated out of a 48,000 square foot warehouse on St. George Avenue, Jefferson Parish, loaned by Mr. Joseph Uddo. On January 10, 1985, it purchased a 15,500 square foot warehouse at 728 Hill Street for $340,000. However, distribution continued to grow and within five years Second Harvest needed to move again to a larger facility. Through the efforts of Anne Milling, Hormel made a generous donation of half the price of an warehouse it was selling at 1201 Sams Avenue in Harahan. Many generous gifts were given by community foundations and individuals, and Second Harvest was able to move into its current 29,000 square foot warehouse on 3 acres on March 13, 1991.
On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina struck Second Harvests service area, followed by Hurricane Rita on September 24, 2005. More than a million people were displaced from their homes and hundreds of thousands of people found themselves in need of emergency assistance, often for the first time. Forced out of its facility in New Orleans, the staff of Second Harvest regrouped in Baton Rouge within 48 hours of Katrinas landfall, despite the fact that many of the staff had lost their own homes and others were unaware of the fate of their friends and family members.
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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.
Second Harvest Food Bank Hosts Major Food Distribution Event In Harahan
HARAHAN- On Saturday, Second Harvest Food Bank hosted its first major distribution of food from its Harahan facility. The event was open to anyone in need of food assistance. With this first time event, Second Harvest hoped to get as much perishable food product at this event to the public to prevent recent large donations from going to waste but to also help hundreds around the city in need.
All of the families are very thankful every single car us says thank you and its just a natural thing and were just doing the right thing, organizers say.
Second Harvest Food Bank distributes to eligible needy families under the food bank program in 23 south Louisiana parishes.
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Employees Volunteer At Second Harvest Food Banks Harahan Facility
METAIRIE, LA. M S Benbow & Associates employees teamed with Bienville Capital in volunteering at Second Harvest Food Bank to help fight hunger in Southeast Louisiana. The volunteer group worked in Second Harvests Harahan-area facility to help package retailer food donations for distribution to families in need.
Hunger impacts every parish, every community, and every zip code across South Louisiana, MSB President Leo L. Holzenthal, Jr., P.E. said. Particularly at the holidays, were grateful to have the opportunity to work with Second Harvest, which does so much for the less fortunate in Louisiana, to help make a difference in our community.
Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana and its partner agencies provide millions of meals at hundreds of food pantries and mobile pantries across the nonprofits 23-parish service area. Its programs also include disaster response care kits, the Senior Cafe Program that provides hot meals to local senior citizen centers, and the after-school Kids Cafe Program, which distributes free snacks and hot meals to churches, libraries and rec centers serving at-risk students across South Louisiana.
M S Benbow Community Involvement
Leaders in their professions, MSB engineering and support staff are involved in various STEM-based events, including the Greater New Orleans Science & Engineering Fair , the FIRST Robotics Competition Bayou Regional and the City of New Orleans YouthForce NOLA STEM Internship Program.
Gayle Benson Donates $35 Million To Second Harvest Food Bank
NEW ORLEANS New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Gayle Benson announced a donation of $3.5 million to Second Harvest Food Bank on Friday, the first anniversary of the death of her husband Tom.
The food bank, which is affiliated with the Archdiocese of New Orleans, said the donation, which is being made through the Gayle and Tom Benson Charitable Foundation, is the largest monetary donation to Second Harvest in its 37-year history.
The donation follows an announcement last month that Benson had pledged $5 million to Jesuit High School for improving the school’s athletic facilities. It is the latest in a list of donations by the Bensons, both devout Catholics, to Catholic causes in the area.
Tom Benson died March 15, 2018 at the age of 90, leaving his wife Gayle in control of the Saints and Pelicans and making her the richest woman in Louisiana.
Other financial gifts she and her husband have made over the years include support for Ochsner Health System, Notre Dame Seminary, Loyola, Xavier and Tulane universities and Brother Martin and St. Mary’s Dominican High School, among many other causes.
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