Events and Promotions Calendar

Check the Second Harvest Heartland Calendar of Events and Promotions often to discover when, where and how you can participate to bring hope and food to people who need it.

We welcome organizations that are seeking a charity partner for their event. If you're planning an event, please let us know.

Upcoming events/promotions

  • 21st Annual Disc Sports Festival Ice Bowl - St. Paul Winter Carnival

    21st Annual Disc Sports Festival Ice Bowl - St. Paul Winter Carnival

    January 30, 2017 to January 31, 2017

    Join the 21st Annual Ice Bowl as part of the St. Paul Winter Carnival. You can register to play, come to watch the fun and play field games, or spend the night winter camping in Como Park on Saturday night!

  • Charles Baxter 9th Annual Benefit for Hunger

    Charles Baxter 9th Annual Benefit for Hunger

    February 2, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

    Join the 9th annual Benefit for Hunger, hosted by novelist, Charles Baxter and the University of Minnesota Creative Writing Program.

  • Kick Hunger Challenge

    Kick Hunger Challenge

    Ends February 5, 2017

    Team up with the Kick Hunger Challenge and thousands of other football fans across the country to defeat hunger!

  • Izzy

    Izzy's Ice Cream Benefit

    February 12, 2017, 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

    Visit Izzy’s Ice Cream in St. Paul and $2 from every single scoop of ice cream sold will benefit Second Harvest Heartland.

  • Kwik Trip Icon Sale

    Kwik Trip Icon Sale

    February 3, 2017 to February 16, 2017

    Stop by your local Kwik Trip and show your support of hunger relief. Every $1 spent towards a paper pinup equals 3 meals for local families struggling with hunger.

  • Vintner Ball 2017

    Vintner Ball 2017

    March 4, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

    Raise your glass and support a great cause! Attend the 12th annual Vintner Ball where 100% of the proceeds benefits Second Harvest Heartland.

  • Empty Bowls Fundraiser

    Empty Bowls Fundraiser

    March 26, 2017, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

    Macalester College is hosting an Empty Bowls fundraiser and 100% of the donations benefit Second Harvest Heartland.

  • 21st Annual Disc Sports Festival Ice Bowl - St. Paul Winter Carnival

    21st Annual Disc Sports Festival Ice Bowl - St. Paul Winter Carnival

    January 30, 2017 to January 31, 2017

    Join the 21st Annual Ice Bowl as part of the St. Paul Winter Carnival. You can register to play, come to watch the fun and play field games, or spend the night winter camping in Como Park on Saturday night!

  • Charles Baxter 9th Annual Benefit for Hunger

    Charles Baxter 9th Annual Benefit for Hunger

    February 2, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

    Join the 9th annual Benefit for Hunger, hosted by novelist, Charles Baxter and the University of Minnesota Creative Writing Program.

  • Kwik Trip Icon Sale

    Kwik Trip Icon Sale

    February 3, 2017 to February 16, 2017

    Stop by your local Kwik Trip and show your support of hunger relief. Every $1 spent towards a paper pinup equals 3 meals for local families struggling with hunger.

  • Izzy

    Izzy's Ice Cream Benefit

    February 12, 2017, 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

    Visit Izzy’s Ice Cream in St. Paul and $2 from every single scoop of ice cream sold will benefit Second Harvest Heartland.

  • Vintner Ball 2017

    Vintner Ball 2017

    March 4, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

    Raise your glass and support a great cause! Attend the 12th annual Vintner Ball where 100% of the proceeds benefits Second Harvest Heartland.

  • Empty Bowls Fundraiser

    Empty Bowls Fundraiser

    March 26, 2017, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

    Macalester College is hosting an Empty Bowls fundraiser and 100% of the donations benefit Second Harvest Heartland.

  • Kick Hunger Challenge

    Kick Hunger Challenge

    Ends February 5, 2017

    Team up with the Kick Hunger Challenge and thousands of other football fans across the country to defeat hunger!

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Past events/promotions

  • MN YOGA + life Healing and Wellness Day

    MN YOGA + life Healing and Wellness Day

    January 7, 2017

    Join MN YOGA + Life Magazine for a day self care, yoga, wellness workshops, meditation, music, community, swag, and a great lunch on Saturday, January 7.

  • River of Hunger, River of Sustenance

    River of Hunger, River of Sustenance

    December 2, 2016 to January 7, 2017

    Visit The Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson, and experience a River of Hunger, River of Sustenance.

  • It’s a Give Give Situation

    It’s a Give Give Situation

    December 12, 2016 to December 31, 2016

    Purchase a gift card from Pat’s Tap or The Third Bird and purchaser can receive a gift card for 20% of purchase or choose to donate that to Second Harvest Heartland.

  • French’s One Bottle One Meal

    French’s One Bottle One Meal

    July 8, 2016 to December 31, 2016

    We are excited to partner with Feeding America and French’s to fight hunger in our service area.

  • Bloomington ChopHouse Charity Night

    Bloomington ChopHouse Charity Night

    September 8, 2016 to December 29, 2016

    On Thursday nights, when you dine at the Bloomington ChopHouse, they will give 10 percent of their sales to selected local charities like Second Harvest Heartland.

  • Little Six Casino Jackpot Winners Party

    Little Six Casino Jackpot Winners Party

    December 1, 2016 to December 28, 2016

    Little Six Casino will donate $5 to Second Harvest Heartland food bank for each taxable jackpot won, up to $10,000.

  • Bank of America “Give a Meal” Campaign

    Bank of America “Give a Meal” Campaign

    October 24, 2016 to December 13, 2016

    Double the impact of your donation – donate to the Give a Meal campaign and for every $1 you contribute, Bank of America will give $2 more to fight hunger in our community.

  • Voices for Peace

    Voices for Peace

    December 4, 2016

    Join women’s choir Voices for Peace for a musical celebration of the winter holidays.

  • Longfellow Grill Food Drive

    Longfellow Grill Food Drive

    November 1, 2016 to November 30, 2016

    Dine at Longfellow Grill in Minneapolis November 1-30, and for each non-perishable food item donated, receive a $1 off your tab (limit $5).

  • Walk to End Hunger

    Walk to End Hunger

    November 24, 2016

    Give back before giving thanks at the Walk to End Hunger. The Walk is loads of fun with live music, kid’s crafts, face painters, Santa and much more!

  • 7th Annual Burn the Fat, Feed the Hungry

    7th Annual Burn the Fat, Feed the Hungry

    November 24, 2016, 8:30 a.m.

    Held on Thanksgiving morning, The Burn the Fat, Feed the Hungry family fun day introduces participants to fun workouts and fitness and weight-loss concepts, while also raising funds to support Second Harvest Heartland.

  • Life Time Turkey Day 5k

    Life Time Turkey Day 5k

    November 24, 2016, 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

    Warm up your Thanksgiving appetite with the Turkey Day Run. Lifetime Fitness will match donations to Second Harvest Heartland, up to $10,000!

  • Bag Hunger

    Bag Hunger

    October 30, 2016 to November 19, 2016

    Commit to BAG HUNGER in your neighborhood. Purchase products labeled with the "Bag Hunger" logo at your grocery store and help us end hunger.

  • Houlihan’s Restaurant Cookie for a Cause

    Houlihan’s Restaurant Cookie for a Cause

    October 3, 2016 to November 18, 2016

    Visit Houlihan’s three Metro restaurants and enjoy a cookie after lunch for $1 Monday–Friday from 11am–3pm. The proceeds benefit Second Harvest Heartland.

  • T.J.Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods Stores

    T.J.Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods Stores

    November 4, 2016 to November 6, 2016

    Shop at Twin Cities, St. Cloud and Mankato T.J.Maxx, Marshalls or HomeGoods store from November 4-6 and donate at the register to support Second Harvest Heartland.

  • Clean Comedy Night

    Clean Comedy Night

    November 5, 2016, 7:00 p.m.

    AM980 The Mission presents its 4th Annual Clean Comedy night featuring Amy Barnes, and partnering with Second Harvest Heartland in collecting food donations.

  • City Pages Iron Fork

    City Pages Iron Fork

    November 3, 2016, 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

    After a sellout event in 2015, City Pages Iron Fork is back for another flavorful evening of cocktails, cuisine and competition.

  • Kick Senior Hunger Match

    Kick Senior Hunger Match

    September 26, 2016 to October 31, 2016

    Help the Minnesota Vikings kick senior hunger by giving to their fund drive.

  • Darkness Radio’s Halloween for Hunger

    Darkness Radio’s Halloween for Hunger

    October 1, 2016 to October 31, 2016

    Help Darkness Dave raise money for Second Harvest Heartland to aid hungry neighbors right here in our communities.

  • All is Well: A Bollywood Dance Drama

    All is Well: A Bollywood Dance Drama

    October 16, 2016

    You’re invited to the 13th annual benefit performance by R.G.K. Modern Indian Dance Academy where all proceeds will be donated to Second Harvest Heartland.

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