Spring into Action by Volunteering

March 11, 2014 By: Marie Pauley Category: WordPress Import

The snow is beginning to melt and the official start of spring is right around the corner. We’d like to celebrate by inviting you to spring into action by volunteering with Second Harvest Heartland! Join us at one of our unique event volunteer opportunities in April and May and help make a difference to those in need, right in our community by giving the gift of time.

Get in Gear 5K, 10K and Half Marathon
Friday, April 25th, shifts from 12 – 4 p.m. and 4 – 8 p.m.
Come enjoy some beautiful spring weather while volunteering at the 37th annual Get in Gear run at Minnehaha Park in Minneapolis! This annual rite of spring has raised more than $100,000 since 2006 for Second Harvest Heartland. This year, Get in Gear will match donations to Second Harvest Heartland, up to $10,000, to help us feed our neighbors in need. Volunteers will work with Get in Gear and Second Harvest Heartland Staff at the runners' check-in station to hand out runner packets and numbers.  Sign up for a shift today.


Opportunities Coming SoonStampOutHunger Volunteers

Stamp Out Hunger (the nation’s largest single day food drive)
Saturday, May 10th
Participate in this year’s 22nd annual National Letter Carrier Food Drive, by placing a bag(s) of non-perishable food donations at your mailbox, or volunteering with Second Harvest Heartland to staff collection sites throughout the metro.  Last year volunteers helped load more than 800,000 pounds off food from the letter carriers onto trucks for distribution from Second Harvest Heartland.  Volunteer shifts will be available online soon!


Dish: Cuisine for Change
Thursday, May 29
Second Harvest Heartland’s premier fundraising gala will return for the 11th consecutive year to raise awareness of hunger in our community through good food, a great sense of community and a little comic relief. Volunteers assist in a variety of rolls including making gift bags, setting tables, and assisting with registration and the auctions.


Sign up to volunteer for one of the events listed above or any of our ongoing opportunities, like Meals for Minds or food packing.  Go online to 2harvest.org/volunteer or contact us directly at 651.282.0901.

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