ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the fifth year in a row, Second Harvest Heartland is teaming with Bremer Bank to offer parents and their children an opportunity to volunteer together on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a national day of community service in honor of Dr. King. "Bring Your Child to Serve Day" allows Second Harvest Heartland to engage directly with young people to generate awareness around the issue of hunger, promote the value of community service and, ultimately, increase youth volunteerism.
Last year, more than 480 volunteers, their families and community members rolled up their sleeves and packed, sorted and labeled food during the day-long event to support the one in 10 individuals in need of hunger relief in our community.
"Minnesotans are known for their volunteerism, and that starts with families coming together to give back, said Rob Zeaske, CEO, Second Harvest Heartland. "We're optimistic 'Bring Your Child to Serve Day,' will provide that opportunity for young people to adopt a life-long passion for supporting hunger relief in our community."
"Bring Your Child to Serve Day" is one of numerous events Bremer Bank sponsors each year in collaboration with Second Harvest Heartland to support hunger relief in the community.
Bremer employees and their children will also be among those volunteering at this event.
Where: Second Harvest Heartland West, located at 6325 Sandburg Rd. in Golden Valley, and Second Harvest Heartland East, located at 1140 Gervais Ave. in Maplewood.
When: Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 from 9am – 8pm.
Note: Media interested in securing photos or videos and/or speaking with a Second Harvest Heartland representative during the event are encouraged to visit Second Harvest Heartland in Golden Valley between 9-11 a.m.
About Bremer Financial Corporation
Bremer Financial Corporation is a privately held, $10 billion regional financial services company jointly owned by the Otto Bremer Trust and Bremer employees. Founded in 1943 by Otto Bremer, the company is headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota and provides a comprehensive range of banking, wealth management, investment, trust and insurance products and services throughout Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin. Clients include individuals and families, mid-sized corporations, small businesses, agribusinesses, nonprofits, and public and government entities.
About Second Harvest Heartland
Second Harvest Heartland is one of the nation's largest, most efficient and most innovative hunger relief organizations. Second Harvest Heartland provides an average of 75 percent of all food distributed by its food shelf partners, and in 2016, provided more than 80 million meals to nearly 1,000 food shelves, pantries and other partner programs serving 59 counties in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Second Harvest Heartland leads through innovation, finding efficient, effective solutions to connect the full resources of our community with our hungry neighbors. For more information, visit 2harvest.org or call 651.484.5117.
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SOURCE Second Harvest Heartland