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

  • Understanding the impact of cutting SNAP benefits

    Understanding the impact of cutting SNAP benefits

    January 24, 2018

    Please join us for a panel discussion about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as “food stamps”) & learn why we must protect this essential benefit and what you can do to ensure more Minnesotans don’t go hungry!

  •  2018 Ice Bowl – Saint Paul Winter Carnival

    2018 Ice Bowl – Saint Paul Winter Carnival

    January 27, 2018, 9:00am to 1:00pm

    The 23rd Annual Saint Paul Carnival Ice Bowl event, hosted by the retail disc sports store Gotta Go, Gotta Throw, is a once-a-year opportunity to play a 28-hole disc golf course in the middle of Como Park! Come snow or sleet, Disc Golfers from all over come to participate in this fun event to raise funds for their hungry neighbors.

  • Outnumber Hunger

    Outnumber Hunger

    Ends January 31, 2018

    Join Big Machine Label Group and Outnumber Hunger to help solve hunger in our community.

  • Kick Hunger Challenge

    Kick Hunger Challenge

    Today to February 5, 2018

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

  • Kick Hunger Bucks

    Kick Hunger Bucks

    Today to February 5, 2018

    You can help fight hunger by providing Cub turkeys and hams to hungry neighbors in MN this holiday season when you make a donation at Cub.

  • Thrivent Choice Dollars

    Thrivent Choice Dollars

    Today to March 31, 2018

    Don’t forget to direct Thrivent Choice Dollars The Thrivent Choice program can help support Second Harvest Heartland. Don’t let Choice Dollars expire.

  • Get in Gear

    Get in Gear

    April 27, 2018 to April 28, 2018

    Since 2006, the Get in Gear race has raised $139,000 to support Second Harvest Heartland’s mission to end hunger. Sign up for the Get in Gear race, along beautiful Minnehaha Park, and make a difference in the lives of our hungry neighbors!

  • Understanding the impact of cutting SNAP benefits

    Understanding the impact of cutting SNAP benefits

    January 24, 2018

    Please join us for a panel discussion about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as “food stamps”) & learn why we must protect this essential benefit and what you can do to ensure more Minnesotans don’t go hungry!

  •  2018 Ice Bowl – Saint Paul Winter Carnival

    2018 Ice Bowl – Saint Paul Winter Carnival

    January 27, 2018, 9:00am to 1:00pm

    The 23rd Annual Saint Paul Carnival Ice Bowl event, hosted by the retail disc sports store Gotta Go, Gotta Throw, is a once-a-year opportunity to play a 28-hole disc golf course in the middle of Como Park! Come snow or sleet, Disc Golfers from all over come to participate in this fun event to raise funds for their hungry neighbors.

  • Get in Gear

    Get in Gear

    April 27, 2018 to April 28, 2018

    Since 2006, the Get in Gear race has raised $139,000 to support Second Harvest Heartland’s mission to end hunger. Sign up for the Get in Gear race, along beautiful Minnehaha Park, and make a difference in the lives of our hungry neighbors!

  • Outnumber Hunger

    Outnumber Hunger

    Ends January 31, 2018

    Join Big Machine Label Group and Outnumber Hunger to help solve hunger in our community.

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Past events/promotions

  • Let

    Let's Kick Hunger Radiothon

    January 17, 2018, 6:00 am to 6:00 pm

    WCCO Radio, Taste of the NFL, Land O' Lakes, General Mills and Compeer Financial are teaming up again to bring you the 9th annual Let’s Kick Hunger Radiothon to benefit Second Harvest Heartland. Be sure to tune into 830 AM on January 17th, starting at 6am!

  • Dollars for Dairy - now thru December 31

    Dollars for Dairy - now thru December 31

    November 28, 2017 to December 31, 2017

    Midwest Dairy Council is partnering with Second Harvest Heartland, Bremer Bank and Papa John’s on the Dollars for Dairy drive. Purchase a pizza and help turn dollars into dairy for local families in need.

  • The Spirit of Winter - Festival of Lights

    The Spirit of Winter - Festival of Lights

    December 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017

    Sip, stroll and support Second Harvest Heartland at The Winery at Sovereign Estate’s Spirit of Winter - Festival

  • Heartbeat for Hunger

    Heartbeat for Hunger

    November 25, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

    Bringing together local music fans, local bands and local brews for a concert in support of our mission to end hunger.

  • Turkey Day 5K

    Turkey Day 5K

    November 23, 2017, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Warm up your Thanksgiving appetite with the 29th Annual CenturyLink Turkey Day 5K Minneapolis presented by Life Time! Since 1989, the Turkey Day 5K has brought family and friends together to start the day in a healthy way. Join runners, joggers and walkers for Minneapolis’ Thanksgiving Day – turkey trot – tradition.

  • Walk to End Hunger

    Walk to End Hunger

    November 23, 2017, 7:00 a.m. to 10 a.m.

    Give back before giving thanks on Thanksgiving morning! Presented by The Mosaic Company, The Walk to End Hunger is a wonderful way for your friends and family to begin your holiday and help raise 12 Million meals to Fill Another Table this Thanksgiving.

  • Burn the Fat, Feed the Hungry Bootcamp

    Burn the Fat, Feed the Hungry Bootcamp

    November 23, 2017, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Altman Fitness of Edina will help you burn the fat you will consume at Thanksgiving dinner and help feed those who go hungry in our community. This is a family-friendly event and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Second Harvest Heartland.

  • Kare11 Sunrise Event

    Kare11 Sunrise Event

    November 21, 2017

    KARE for a Cup with the KARE11? Join the Sunrise Team in supporting Second Harvest Heartland live at Piper’s Coffee & Burger Bar.

  • Harvest Feast at Modo Yoga - Minneapolis

    Harvest Feast at Modo Yoga - Minneapolis

    November 18, 2017, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

    Stretch your social calendar by joining with friends for the Harvest Feast at Modo Yoga – Minneapolis. This event will feature a vegetarian meal and short presentation to support the ongoing efforts of Second Harvest.

  • Taste of the NFL - November Event

    Taste of the NFL - November Event

    November 18, 2017, 6:00 p.m. to 12 a.m.

    Join us at the Sheraton Bloomington Hotel for the Taste of the NFL Party with a Purpose event.

  • Twin Cities Public Television Second Saturdays

    Twin Cities Public Television Second Saturdays

    November 11, 2017, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Join Twin Cities PBS in supporting Second Harvest Heartland during its free Second Saturday’s family event and food drive.

  • Subway Celebrates World Sandwich Day

    Subway Celebrates World Sandwich Day

    November 3, 2017

    You can Buy One, Get One, Give One to celebrate World Sandwich Day with Subway and Second Harvest Heartland.

  • Darkness Radio’s Halloween for Hunger

    Darkness Radio’s Halloween for Hunger

    October 27, 2017 to November 3, 2017

    Help Darkness Dave in his goal to raise 45,000 meals for Second Harvest Heartland to aid hungry neighbors in our community.

  • Iron Fork

    Iron Fork

    November 2, 2017, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

    City Pages Iron Fork is back this November 2nd at International Market Square for another flavorful evening of cocktails, cuisine and competition!

  • Taste of the NFL - October Event

    Taste of the NFL - October Event

    October 14, 2017, 6:00 p.m. to 12 a.m.

    Join us at the Lexington for the Taste of the NFL Party with a Purpose event.

  • Zombie Pub Crawl

    Zombie Pub Crawl

    October 14, 2017

    Certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as the “World’s Largest Gathering of Zombies,” the Zombie Pub Crawl gathers thousands upon thousands of undead souls into the Warehouse District of downtown Minneapolis for a night of pub crawling, dancing, world-class live entertainment, and all sorts of other fiendish fun. A portion of the Zombie Film Festival proceeds will go to Second Harvest Heartland.

  • Empty Bowls Event

    Empty Bowls Event

    October 8, 2017, 11am to 3pm

    Come celebrate the second annual Empty Bowls event at Northwestern Health Sciences University. Attendees will select a handmade pottery bowl, fill it with soup, share some bread, and help those who can’t fill their bowls. A portion of the proceeds will go to Second Harvest Heartland.

  • Tailspin Band Benefit Concert

    Tailspin Band Benefit Concert

    September 30, 2017, 8:30 pm to 12:30 am

    Rock and country band, Tailspin, will be holding its 13th annual concert at Outtakes Bar & Grill to benefit Second Harvest Heartland.

  • George & the Dragon Pub

    George & the Dragon Pub

    September 1, 2017 to September 30, 2017

    George & the Dragon Pub is once again helping our hungry neighbors this September. For every meal served, George & the Dragon will donate two meals to Second Harvest Heartland.

  • Houlihan’s Restaurant Cookie for a Cause

    Houlihan’s Restaurant Cookie for a Cause

    July 3, 2017 to September 30, 2017

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

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