Did you know that one in 10 of our neighbors live with hunger daily (Hunger in America Study, 2014), and one in six Minnesota children are at risk of hunger? It’s true, so that’s why PIFT has partnered with Second Harvest Heartland to try to do our part to help the thousands of people in our community in need.
Second Harvest Heartland’s mission is to end hunger through community partnership, and is one of the nation’s largest, most efficient and most effective food banks. Second Harvest Heartland serves 59 counties in Minnesota and western Wisconsin — and in 2015 they sourced and distributed more than 77 million meals to nearly 1,000 food shelves, soup kitchens, shelters, senior centers and other agency programs in the Twin Cities Metro, central and southwestern Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Those agency partner programs, in turn, ensure this food goes directly to our hungry neighbors.
Second Harvest Heartland serves more than half a million people each year, and a $1 donation can provide $7 worth of food and grocery products. Nearly 94% of every dollar donated supports their hunger-relief programs.
We’re proud to have PIFT players contribute 1% of their prize pool towards helping Second Harvest Heartland feed even more of our neighbors.
For more information about Second Harvest, check out their website.
For more information about the upcoming PIFT poker tournaments that will be benefiting Second Harvest Heartland, click here.