Second Harvest North Central Food Bank

Mission Statement

Engaging the community to end hunger

Contact Information

PO Box 5130
Grand Rapids, MN 55744

General Information

Alternative Name
Principal Staff
Susan Estee
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE)
Number of Clients
40,000 estimate


Board Chair
Daryl Erdman
Number of Board Members
Board Meetings with Quorum
Average Member Attendance

Impact and Programs

Total number of people served by Second Harvest North Central Food Bank entire region in 2015: A. 57,544 Households served by food shelves, B. 182,924 Individuals served by food shelves including 66,026 children, C. CSFP NAPS Program - 23,230 seniors received commodity boxes, D. Itasca Holiday Program- 1,800 families received Christmas food baskets, E. Kids Packs to Go - 18,409 backpack meal sacks distributed to elementary school children, F. Second Harvest onsite Food Shelf - 12,300 families served. 4.5 million pounds of food distributed directly and through 115 member agencies. $30,000 in equipment grants to member agencies to increase nutritious perishable food capacity. 3 member agency training meetings, over 150 people attended
Current Goals
1. Food- a. Source and efficiently distribute 4.5 million pounds of food and groceries, b. Increase percentage of produce distributed by 5%. i. Identify new produce distribution channels. c. Continue to implement AIB Food Safety program. 2. People- a. Build agency capacity to improve client access to food, b. Implement new SNAP Outreach program to connect clients with additional food resources. i. Build new relationships with nutrition education, gardening and other training partners to improve the lives of clients. c. Develop health care partners in collaborating for clients. 3. Funds- a. Increase awareness of Second Harvest and food insecurity in outlying counties, b. Increase reserves to 6 months of operating expenses.
Community or Constituency Served
Low income food insecure people
Geographic Area Served
7 counties in north central Minnesota: Aitkin, Cass, Crow Wing, Itasca, Kanabec, Koochiching, Mille Lacs


3 Year Average Expenses
Program Services $6,146,144 94.5%
Management $338,700 5.2%
Fundraising $20,388 0.3%
Unrestricted Net Assets
2014 2013 2012
End of Year: $2,124,436 $2,101,828 $1,995,304
Beginning of Year: $2,101,828 $1,995,304 $2,003,797
Difference: $22,608 $106,524 ($8,493)

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