Second Harvest Senior Nutrition Program Moves to Brooklyn Park
Monday through Friday, seniors over 60 who meet certain income guidelines can go to the Brooklyn Park-based food bank once a month to pick up a box filled with nutritious food.
The box contains things like pasta, juice, canned fruits and veggies, and pet food for all of the animal lovers out there.
Hilary Toren is a Second Harvest volunteer.
“People say this about volunteering, and I think that is definitely true here, that you get back as much as you give,” she said.
It’s Toren’s job to hand out those food boxes for the senior nutrition program (formally known as the Commodity Supplemental Food Program), which officially launched in Brooklyn Park on June 1.
“We’re all in this together, we’re working together,” Toren said. “And also it’s a fun thing to do.”
The program was originally based in Maplewood, serving about 1,500 seniors a month since 2004.