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Start with a few dollars, a few pounds of food or a few hours volunteering. That's all it takes to put your desire to make a difference to work. Choose what works for you, depending on your expertise, talents, interests and resources.

Donate • Volunteer • Participate

Make a financial contribution – Donating money is the most efficient way to bring food to your hungry neighbors. We make it easy to make a monthly or one-time gift, put Second Harvest in your will, or even make a gift to celebrate a special event.

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Volunteer – Donate your time and talents by sorting and repacking food, working with clients or providing other support. We offer convenient, fun volunteer opportunities for groups, individuals and families.


Participate – It’s easy to participate in hunger relief by supporting Second Harvest Heartland’s events, campaigns, food drives and promotions. No matter what your interests are, you will find compelling ways to help


Ways to donate food – We welcome donations of food from the food industry, from groups or individuals. Our 90,000 square feet of warehouse space accommodates canned and packaged foods, fresh produce, frozen goods, dairy products and more.

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Corporate, foundation and other organization partners

Are you a corporation or foundation interested in working with Second Harvest Heartland?

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Get involved: Going above and beyondEd Keeling

Ask someone why they volunteer, and most people respond: “to help others.” Ask Ed Keeling why he volunteers, and you’ll get a much more profound answer.

Read more: Above and Beyond: An Extra Effort for Our Hungry Neighbors

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