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

  • Kwik Trip Pinup Sales

    Kwik Trip Pinup Sales

    February 12, 2016 to February 25, 2016

    Stop by your local Kwik Trip and show your support of hunger relief.

  • Vintner Ball

    Vintner Ball

    February 20, 2016, 7:00 p.m.

    The Vintner Ball is the top charity wine tasting event in the Twin Cities and the Upper Midwest. Join Second Harvest Heartland for a fabulous night out...

  • Empty Bowls Fundraiser

    Empty Bowls Fundraiser

    March 27, 2016, 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.

  • Get in Gear

    Get in Gear

    April 30, 2016

    The Get in Gear race, along beautiful Minnehaha Park, is Minnesota’s annual rite of spring. Second Harvest Heartland has been the charity partner for Get in Gear since 2006.


Past events

  • Kick Hunger Challenge

    Kick Hunger Challenge

    October 12, 2015 to February 5, 2016

    Join us in the Fight to Kick Hunger in Minnesota! As a member of the Minnesota Hunger Initiative, we are joining forces with Taste of the NFL and the 2015-2016 NFL Season.

  • Let

    Let's Kick Hunger

    January 28, 2016, 5:30 am to 7:00 pm

    WCCO Radio and Taste of the NFL are together again bringing you the 7th annual "Let's Kick Hunger Day" Radiothon to benefit Second Harvest Heartland.

  • Bank of America: Give a Meal

    Bank of America: Give a Meal

    December 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015

    Make a donation, and for every $1 an individual donates (up to $1,000), Bank of America will give $2 more to fight hunger.

  • Piada Italian Street Food

    Piada Italian Street Food

    November 2, 2015 to December 31, 2015

    YOU GIFT, WE GIVE. Visit Piada in Chanhassen, and for every $25 gift card purchased this holiday season, we’ll give you a FREE Piada, Pasta or Chopped Salad on your next visit, and donate a cup of soup to Second Harvest Heartland.

  • Uptown Plumbing Heating & Cooling

    Uptown Plumbing Heating & Cooling

    October 26, 2015 to December 11, 2015

    Uptown Plumbing, Heating & Cooling will provide a precision furnace tune-up and safety check to homeowners who make a $49 donation to Second Harvest Heartland (a $210 value).

  • Modern Magic Tournament

    Modern Magic Tournament

    December 4, 2015, 6:00 p.m.

    Fight Hunger with Magic! Have a blast playing Magic in a casual tournament while supporting Second Harvest Heartland.

  • Lifetime Turkey Day 5k

    Lifetime Turkey Day 5k

    November 26, 2015, 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

    Warm up your Thanksgiving appetite with the Turkey Day Run Minneapolis! Since 1989, the Turkey Day Run has brought family and friends together to start the day in a healthy way.

  • Walk to End Hunger

    Walk to End Hunger

    November 26, 2015

    Held inside the Mall of America on Thanksgiving morning, the Walk to End Hunger is a great way to start your holiday – by giving back before giving thanks.

  • Thanksgiving at Wildfire

    Thanksgiving at Wildfire

    November 26, 2015

    Bring your family and friends to Wildfire and let us do the cooking this Thanksgiving.

  • Nordic American Thanksgiving Breakfast

    Nordic American Thanksgiving Breakfast

    November 24, 2015, 6:30 a.m.

    You’re invited to attend the 31st Nordic American Thanksgiving Breakfast in a celebration of thankfulness for the privileges of freedom, faith, family and friends.

  • Punch Pizza Fundraiser

    Punch Pizza Fundraiser

    November 9, 2015 to November 15, 2015

    Punch Pizza is hosting its annual food drive November 9-15. Bring a bag of non-perishable food to any Punch Pizza location and get a FREE Margherita Pizza.

  • Summit Brewing Food Drive

    Summit Brewing Food Drive

    November 6, 2015 to November 14, 2015

    Summit Brewing is increasing efforts to generate more food donations this holiday season. Bring a small bag of nonperishable food to Summit Brewing’s Beer Hall on November 6 & 7 and 13 & 14 from 4-9 pm, and Summit will buy you a beer!

  • The Bibelot Shops Giving Thanks Sale

    The Bibelot Shops Giving Thanks Sale

    November 13, 2015 to November 14, 2015

    The Bibelot Shops is hosting a Giving Thanks sale November 13 & 14. Enjoy 20% off in stores and online. A portion of their sales will be donated to Second Harvest Heartland.

  • Pints to Gallons

    Pints to Gallons

    November 2, 2015 to November 13, 2015

    Midwest Dairy has partnered with Second Harvest Heartland to launch the Pints to Gallons milk drive.

  • AARP on Tap

    AARP on Tap

    September 30, 2015 to November 11, 2015

    Join AARP this fall to fight hunger and enjoy Oktoberfest at area craft breweries! AARP is partnering with Second Harvest Heartland to put on the “AARP on Tap” tour with stops at Urban Growler, Surly and Tin Whiskers breweries.

  • T.J.Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods Stores

    T.J.Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods Stores

    November 6, 2015 to November 8, 2015

    Shop at your local T.J.Maxx, Marshalls or HomeGoods store from November 6-8 and donate at the register to support Second Harvest Heartland.

  • City Pages Iron Fork

    City Pages Iron Fork

    November 5, 2015, 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

    After a sellout event in 2014, City Pages Iron Fork is back this November 5th at International Market Square for another flavorful evening of cocktails, cuisine and competition

  • Minnesota Grocers Association (MGA) "Minnesota

    Minnesota Grocers Association (MGA) "Minnesota's Own"

    October 1, 2015 to October 31, 2015

    The Minnesota Grocers Association (MGA) is encouraging consumers statewide to check hunger off their lists by shopping at participating retailers during the October “Minnesota’s Own” campaign.

  • Cub Cares

    Cub Cares

    October 18, 2015 to October 31, 2015

    Cub Foods and Gopher Athletics have teamed up this year for Cub Cares, benefiting Second Harvest Heartland and Minnesota’s Feeding America food banks.

  • Walser Automotive Group: Drive for Food

    Walser Automotive Group: Drive for Food

    October 12, 2015 to October 24, 2015

    Help Walser Automotive Group stuff a vehicle at each Twin Cities location with non-perishable food during its Drive for Food event October 12–24.

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