PIM Young Professionals will be volunteering at Second Harvest Heartland. The volunteer shift will provide a month of meals for a neighbor in need! PIM is looking for 25 PIM Young Professionals to come package meals on September 18th.
The PIM Young Professionals Group is designed for associates in the Print Industry Ages 22 - 40 years of age, opportunities quarterly will offered to get together and connect. This will be our 3rd quarter opportunity to connect with our peers! Lets have some fun and do some good. Come in a team with your other young profssionals, wear your company shirts, lets show them the efficiency of the print industry, we are trained to package, we know packaging!
Time: 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
A detailed email on what to do and how to prepare will be done the week before th event.
What is Second Harvest Heartland?
One in 11 people in our region are at risk of being hungry even though there is more than enough food to feed our hungry neighbors.
There is more than enough food available to feed everyone. Second Harvest Heartland leads through innovation, finding creative solutions to connect the full resources of our community with our hungry neighbors.
While the economy continues to improve since the Great Recession, many Americans are still struggling to make ends meet, and hunger continues to be a prevalent and pervasive issue in our area. It’s not always who you think; it could be your neighbor, your friend, a relative. Many people live paycheck to paycheck, and if their car breaks down, someone gets ill or someone loses a job, their security is jeopardized. Today, more than half a million people in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin face hunger, a crisis in which underemployment and rising costs of living play a role.
Children, including more than one-third of K–12 kids in Minnesota, rely on free or reduced-price lunches at school. Many did not have breakfast this morning or dinner last night. Being hungry makes it tough to concentrate at school and stay focused on their daily lives.
Working adults who are in lower-wage jobs may face tough choices – pay the rent or buy food? They feel the constant stress and anxiety of not knowing how they’ll feed themselves or their families.
Seniors living on fixed incomes are the most surprising and the fastest-growing population who are visiting food shelves. But they hesitate to ask for help, and are the ‘hidden hungry’ in our neighborhoods.
Thank you to PIM Young Professional Program Sponsors