Last year a Duluth food bank served more people than it has in its 36-year history.
In 2019 Second Harvest Northern lakes food bank distributed more than 5.1 million meals across the Northland.
Staff say they are proud to have served about 44-thousand Northlanders in need.
But, they say the fact that there were that many people who need help is discouraging.
"It is bitter sweet, obviously we would rather be ending hunger in the Northland than actually feeding it, but the fact is we have food that is available, and we want to make it available for the people who need it." Said Shaye Moris the Executive Director for Second Harvest.
She also says the food bank broke its produce and volunteer hour records last year.
She says they couldn't have done it without their volunteers and donors.
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