Mosaic Recognized as Second Harvest Heartland 2012 Hunger Hero
Second Harvest Heartland, the Upper Midwest’s largest hunger relief organization, has announced the six recipients of its third annual Hunger Hero award, an award created to honor and recognize organizational partners who make a compassionate and transformational impact on those who are hungry in the heartland. The Mosaic Company was recognized as the 2012 Financial Hunger Hero.
Mosaic has made a significant impact on the lives of our hungry neighbors through various generous financial contributions. In 2011, Mosaic was the lead supporter of Second Harvest Heartland’s Fellowship of the Fresh initiative at the Minneapolis Farmers Market and, for the second year, was Second Harvest Heartland’s annual matching sponsor for GiveMN.org’s Give to the Max Day.
Last year, one in 10 Minnesotans was at risk of not having enough to eat, and hungry Minnesotans missed more than 100 million meals. But as the demand for emergency food increased, so, too, did the generosity of many of Second Harvest Heartland’s charitable partners, six of whom demonstrated extraordinary leadership in meeting the unprecedented demand for food. Second Harvest Heartland honors Mosaic this year with its Hunger Hero award as a seal of appreciation designed to publicly acknowledge those who contributed the most by way of food, funds, hours, ideas, awareness, and more.
Hunger Heroes are recognized in six categories, each of which is critical to Second Harvest Heartland’s mission of ending hunger through community partnerships and all of which must work in tandem to collectively achieve that goal. This year’s award recipients and categories include:
Volunteer: General Mills
Innovation: Minneapolis Farmers Market
Awareness: National Association of Letter Carriers Branches 9 and 28
Food: The Schwan Food Company