Third Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
On January 16, 2017, Larkin Hoffman partnered with Second Harvest Heartland, for the third consecutive year, in an effort to help feed hungry families in the upper Midwest. Employees of the firm and members of their families spent Martin Luther King Jr. Day sorting and packing food at the organization’s Golden Valley warehouse.
“We are proud to continue our partnership with Second Harvest Heartland,” said Glenna Gilbert, chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee. “Dr. King actively fought to end hunger and poverty and we’re grateful that we’re able to honor his legacy by continuing his fight.”
During the afternoon, 25 volunteers from the firm packed 3,840 pounds of food. The food was then distributed to stock local food shelves that feed children, working adults and seniors who don’t have enough to eat. In addition, several of the firm’s employees made financial donations to Second Harvest Heartland.
Second Harvest Heartland is one of the nation’s largest food banks delivering more than 80 million meals a year to nearly 1,000 food shelves, pantries and other programs in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Second Harvest Heartland was founded on Oct. 1, 2001, when Second Harvest Greater Minneapolis and Second Harvest St. Paul merged after decades of separately fighting against hunger.