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

  • Dollar Tree Food Drive

    Dollar Tree Food Drive

    Today to June 18, 2016

    Help support your local food shelf by donating nutritious, non-perishable food items at Dollar Tree store locations. The Dollar Tree Spring Food Drive runs through June 18.

  • IKEA: Feed the Future

    IKEA: Feed the Future

    June 1, 2016 to June 30, 2016

    During the month of June, IKEA is partnering with local food banks across the nation to help “Feed the Future” and you can help too.

  • Rapid Packaging’s 40th Anniversary Open House

    Rapid Packaging’s 40th Anniversary Open House

    June 16, 2016, 2:00 p.m to 5:00 p.m.

    Join us at Rapid Packaging for their open house to celebrate 40 years in business. They're partnering with Second Harvest Heartland to give back to the community by collecting monetary and nonperishable food donations.

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Past events/promotions

  • Stamp Out Hunger

    Stamp Out Hunger

    May 14, 2016

    Saturday, May 14 is the 24th annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive – the largest one-day food drive in the country hosted by letter carriers.

  • 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.

  • Fight Hunger. Spark Change.

    Fight Hunger. Spark Change.

    March 28, 2016 to April 25, 2016

    Walmart is making it easy for you to help our hungry neighbors. Now through April 25, 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 21, 2016, 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

    Join us for our signature fundraising gala, Dish: Cuisine for Change. Dish features gourmet small plates from 20+ local restaurants, wine and cocktail samples, hundreds of exciting auction items, and entertainment from comedian and actor, Kevin Nealon!

  • Empty Bowls Fundraiser

    Empty Bowls Fundraiser

    April 10, 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.

  • The Bibelot Shops Minneapolis

    The Bibelot Shops Minneapolis

    March 1, 2016 to March 31, 2016

    Help The Bibelot Shops Minneapolis locations fill empty plates this March. Donate up to $5 and receive 5% off your purchase.

  • Outnumber Hunger at Sam’s Club

    Outnumber Hunger at Sam’s Club

    February 23, 2016 to March 31, 2016

    You can make a difference at your local Sam’s Club. Find out how you can help support Second Harvest Heartland and those we serve.

  • Rock History Revival

    Rock History Revival

    March 25, 2016, 7:00 p.m.

    Bands Free Fallin’ and Madd Co. will play tribute to best of Tom Petty and Bad Company at this rock revival concert. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Second Harvest Heartland.

  • Little Six Hoops Hoopla

    Little Six Hoops Hoopla

    March 14, 2016 to March 24, 2016

    Visit Little Six Casino in Prior Lake March 14-24 and enter to play the Hoops Hoopla game. For every day you enter, Little Six Casino will donate $1 to Second Harvest Heartland.

  • Chocolate March Tour

    Chocolate March Tour

    March 13, 2016 to March 20, 2016

    Take a chocolate and wine tour through the Bed & Breakfast Inns of the scenic St. Croix River Valley on a Sunday afternoon this March.

  • KTIS 98.5 Spring SHARE

    KTIS 98.5 Spring SHARE

    March 14, 2016 to March 18, 2016

    During 98.5 Spring SHARE campaign March 14-18 – for each TEAM 360 gift to KTIS, friends of Second Harvest Heartland will make a donation of 15 meals to Second Harvest Heartland.

  • Minnesota Zoo/Cub Foods Wild Harvest Food Drive

    Minnesota Zoo/Cub Foods Wild Harvest Food Drive

    February 21, 2016 to March 6, 2016

    Bring any Wild Harvest food item to the Minnesota Zoo & receive one free child admission with every adult ticket, a $12 value.

  • Twin Cities Brackets for Good 2016

    Twin Cities Brackets for Good 2016

    February 26, 2016, 8:00 p.m. to March 4, 2016, 8:00 p.m.

    Help us slam dunk hunger in the inaugural Twin Cities Brackets for Good fundraising tournament. The tournament pairs 64 local nonprofits against one another for the chance to claim an additional $10,000 in prize money.

  • 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.

  • The Great Sandwich Face Off

    The Great Sandwich Face Off

    February 15, 2016 to February 20, 2016

    Everyone’s heard of an open-faced sandwich, but the Great Sandwich Face Off?

  • Vintner Ball 2016

    Vintner Ball 2016

    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...

  • 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.

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