ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Second Harvest Heartland, one of the nation's largest and most innovative food banks serving more than 500,000 people, and Hands & Feet, a custom apparel company providing 50% of its profits to organizations fighting childhood hunger, today announced a new partnership to increase awareness and fund solutions for households facing hunger insecurity in Minnesota and western Wisconsin.
Hands & Feet Founder, Susan Elwer, said that one in six Minnesota children face hunger issues on a daily basis. Her personal experience with the issue of food insecurity led her and her husband to form Hands & Feet as a way to help children who don't know where their next meal will come from.
"I grew up in a family that relied on welfare to provide food for our dinner table," said Elwer. "I know first hand the challenges these children are dealing with."
"Second Harvest Heartland believes no child should be hungry in our community," said Marsha Shotley, Chief Philanthropy Officer at Second Harvest Heartland. "We appreciate our new partnership with Hands & Feet to help increase awareness of the one in six children in our community experiencing hunger and providing an inspiring way for people to make a difference."
Hands & Feet will donate 50% of the profits of all product and event sales in Minnesota and western Wisconsin to fund innovative programs being led by Second Harvest Heartland.
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. For more information, visit 2harvest.org or call 651.484.5117.
About Hands & Feet
Hands & Feet was formed on the belief that children should not suffer the effects of childhood hunger. The company makes custom apparel for retail sale, corporations and events. Hands & Feet donates fully half of its profits to programs which fight childhood hunger. More information about their inspiring and fashionable apparel is available at www.yourhandsandfeet.com