One Pound of Lentils


We recently spent a fulfilling day of service at Second Harvest Heartland. Over the years, our firm has donated time to various local agencies – in fact, each year we close the office for a day to volunteer in our community.

Headquartered in Maplewood, this chapter of Second Harvest is one of the nation’s largest. Last year, they provided over 77 million meals. Most of what goes into processing food for families is donated: scales, heat-sealers, plastic bags and local produce. Volunteers package the food and get it ready to deliver.

Our team weighed and packaged over 6,300 pounds of dried lentils and green peas into one-pound bags – enough food for over 5,200 meals. We were proud to accomplish something so meaningful.

September is “Hunger Action Month.” In our own community, 1 in 10 adults and 1 in 6 youth under age 18 go hungry. Families need food. Food banks need donations and volunteers, even as little as a couple hours to bag lentils. Anderson, Helgen, Davis & Cefalu encourages you to donate your time or resources to Second Harvest Heartland or other agencies in the Twin Cities.

For information about donating to Second Harvest Heartland, click here:

For information about volunteering, click here.

by Patty Blanquies