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

  • Minneapolis Institute of Arts “The Art of Food”

    Minneapolis Institute of Arts “The Art of Food”

    September 17, 2015, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

    Join us at the MIA during its Third Thursday: Art of Food event featuring the opening night of “Ferran Adrià: Notes on Creativity" and help raise awareness during September’s Hunger Action Month.

  • Deschutes Street Pub

    Deschutes Street Pub

    September 19, 2015, 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

    We’re shutting down a street in the North Loop to host the traveling Deschutes Brewery Street Pub!

  • Canstruction


    September 26, 2015 to September 28, 2015

    Canstruction®, a national charity committed to ending hunger, is using one can as a catalyst for change.

  • Taste of the Vikings

    Taste of the Vikings

    October 12, 2015, 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

    Help us kick childhood hunger at the annual Taste of the Vikings! The fundraising food and wine event will feature appearances by current Vikings players, coaches and alumni.

Past events

  • Indeed We Can! Nonprofit Wednesday

    Indeed We Can! Nonprofit Wednesday

    August 19, 2015, 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm

    Share a pint or two at one of the best craft breweries around, and support local hunger relief!

  • Family Dollar: Back to Success

    Family Dollar: Back to Success

    July 13, 2015 to August 15, 2015

    Give back to Second Harvest Heartland when visiting Family Dollar stores July 13 to August 15.

  • Flourish Art & Gifts

    Flourish Art & Gifts

    August 1, 2015 to August 10, 2015

    From August 1–10 shop Flourish Art & Gifts for unique, Fair Trade goods and 20% of each purchase will be donated to Second Harvest Heartland.

  • The Great American Milk Drive at Cub Foods

    The Great American Milk Drive at Cub Foods

    July 5, 2015 to July 25, 2015

    When school lets out, milk runs out for many local kids. A $1, $3, or $5 donation at your local Cub Foods store will help kids stay active this summer with milk’s high-quality protein.

  • AdvisorNet Financial Ice Cream Social

    AdvisorNet Financial Ice Cream Social

    July 14, 2015, 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

    In recognition of hunger awareness, please join AdvisorNet Financial on July 14 from 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. for their 10th Annual Ice Cream Social.

  • Ikea "Feeding the Future"

    Ikea "Feeding the Future"

    June 1, 2015 to June 30, 2015

    IKEA will donate $1 (up to $50,000) to food banks nationwide when one of three healthy children’s meal options is purchased at stores during the month of June.

  • Bremer Bank’s Meals for Many

    Bremer Bank’s Meals for Many

    June 15, 2015 to June 27, 2015

    Bremer Bank is partnering with several area Feeding America food banks, including Second Harvest Heartland, to help end hunger in our local communities through the Meals for Many campaign.

  • St. Paul Saints 5th Annual Toilet Paper Drive

    St. Paul Saints 5th Annual Toilet Paper Drive

    June 22, 2015, 7:05 p.m.

    Innovative Office Solutions and the St. Paul Saints are getting things rolling but need your help to reach this year’s goal of 50,000 rolls of toilet paper!

  • KSTP Summer Harvest for Kids

    KSTP Summer Harvest for Kids

    June 17, 2015

    Join KSTP 5 Eyewitness News and area hunger relief organizations in Summer Harvest for Kids to raise $100K in A Day to help fight child hunger this summer.

  • Panda Restaurant Group’s “Family Day”

    Panda Restaurant Group’s “Family Day”

    June 8, 2015

    Each plate purchased at any Panda Express will help provide 12 meals to those in need.

  • Arby’s Benefit Day

    Arby’s Benefit Day

    May 29, 2015

    Arby’s invites you to join them in helping feed hungry kids in our community. Dine at Twin Cities’ area Arby’s restaurants on Friday, May 29th and 10% of every sale will benefit Second Harvest Heartland.

  • The Refit Life 8 Week Weight Loss Challenge

    The Refit Life 8 Week Weight Loss Challenge

    April 11, 2015 to May 21, 2015

    Register for the Refit Life 8 week weight loss challenge. For every pound you lose, Refit Life will donate a day’s worth of food to Second Harvest Heartland.

  • Walmart Fight Hunger. Spark Change.

    Walmart Fight Hunger. Spark Change.

    April 6, 2015 to May 3, 2015

    Walmart is making it easy for you to help our hungry neighbors. Now through May 3, visit a Walmart store within Second Harvest Heartland’s service area and help fight hunger 3 ways.

  • Dish: Cuisine for Change

    Dish: Cuisine for Change

    April 30, 2015, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

    Dish: Cuisine for Change is Second Harvest Heartland’s premier fundraising gala. Chefs from local restaurants prepare gourmet samples for over 1,000 guests while they mingle, taste wines, and bid on hundreds of auction items. Headlining this year’s Dish event is comedian, actor, and writer Paul Reiser!

  • Get in Gear

    Get in Gear

    April 25, 2015

    The Get in Gear race, along beautiful Minnehaha Park, is Minnesota’s annual rite of spring.

  • Chocolate March 2015

    Chocolate March 2015

    March 22, 2015 to March 29, 2015

    Explore the sweets of some of Wisconsin and Minnesota's most beautiful, diverse B&Bs during Chocolate March 2015, a self-guided tour on a Sunday in March.

  • Empty Bowls Fundraiser

    Empty Bowls Fundraiser

    March 29, 2015, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

    Macalester College is hosting an Empty Bowls fundraiser and 100% of the donations benefit Second Harvest Heartland. For a donation of any amount, you’ll receive a simple meal of soup, bread, and a cookie, and a handmade bowl as a reminder that someone’s bowl is always empty.

  • Vintner Ball

    Vintner Ball

    March 7, 2015, 7:00pm

    Help Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Vintner Ball where 100 percent of the proceeds benefit Second Harvest Heartland.

  • The Kidarod

    The Kidarod

    February 28, 2015

    CALLING ALL KIDS ages 7-17! The Kidarod by CycleHealth is a new winter adventure race set for Saturday, February 28 at Fish Lake Park in Maple Grove.

  • Let

    Let's Kick Hunger

    January 29, 2015, 5:30 am to 7:00 pm

    WCCO Radio and Taste of the NFL are together again bringing you the sixth annual "Let's Kick Hunger Day" Radiothon to benefit Second Harvest Heartland, on January 29, 2015, from 5:30 am to 7:00 pm at the Mall of America.

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