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.

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Upcoming events/promotions

  • Dunkin Donuts Food Drive

    Dunkin Donuts Food Drive

    Today to July 25, 2018

    Dunkin Donuts is helping us knock the Step Up to the Plate campaign out of the park. Bring a non-perishable food item to any Twin Cities, Mankato or St. Peter location and receive a free donut.

  •  Step Up to the Plate Challenge

    Step Up to the Plate Challenge

    Today to July 25, 2018

    Join us and the Minnesota Twins as we take on Harvesters food bank and the Kansas City Royals in a friendly competition to fight summer hunger.

  • Canstruction

    Canstruction

    September 15, 2018 to September 17, 2018

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

  • Overrule Hunger 2018

    Overrule Hunger 2018

    September 10, 2018 to September 21, 2018

    Attention Twin Cities area law firms! From September 10-21 support the 1 in 8 children in Minnesota who are hungry through a friendly competition against your peers. Donations will be matched up to $30,000!

  • Overrule Hunger 2018

    Overrule Hunger 2018

    September 10, 2018 to September 21, 2018

    Attention Twin Cities area law firms! From September 10-21 support the 1 in 8 children in Minnesota who are hungry through a friendly competition against your peers. Donations will be matched up to $30,000!

  • Canstruction

    Canstruction

    September 15, 2018 to September 17, 2018

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

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Past events/promotions

  • myTalk 107.1 Food for Families Drive

    myTalk 107.1 Food for Families Drive

    June 8, 2018 to June 30, 2018

    Participate in myTalk 107.1’s 8th annual Food for Families drive benefitting Second Harvest Heartland.

  • IKEA Feeding the Future

    IKEA Feeding the Future

    June 1, 2018 to June 30, 2018

    Make your trip to IKEA meaningful by helping “Feed the Future” during the month of June! Purchase a kids meal at their restaurant or donate at check out to support Second Harvest Heartland’s mission to end hunger.

  • White Castle Craver Night – June 28

    White Castle Craver Night – June 28

    June 28, 2018

    Make White Castle Maplewood your dinner-of-choice on Thursday, June 28. Stop by between 5-8pm and White Castle will donate 15% of sales proceeds to Second Harvest Heartland.

  • Twin Cities Pride - June 24

    Twin Cities Pride - June 24

    June 24, 2018

    Join Second Harvest Heartland as we participate in the Twin Cities Pride Parade. March with us as we share the message that no one should go hungry, no matter who they are.

  • Bremer Bank Meals for Many – June 11-23

    Bremer Bank Meals for Many – June 11-23

    June 11, 2018 to June 23, 2018

    For every dollar donated June 11-23, Bremer Bank will match your donation $1-for-$1, up to $25,000!

  • CenturyLink Campaign to Fight Hunger – June 4-15

    CenturyLink Campaign to Fight Hunger – June 4-15

    June 4, 2018 to June 15, 2018

    1 in 8 kids is hungry. But you can help by donating to CenturyLink’s Campaign to Fight Hunger. Your donation will be matched up to $1 million!

  • UrbanHalo UrbanHero

    UrbanHalo UrbanHero

    May 1, 2018 to May 31, 2018

    Handcrafted to be functional and fashionable, UrbanHalo headbands are beloved by many. Their function goes far beyond wearable to charitable thanks to the UrbanHero program. Get your custom headband and support Second Harvest Heartland this month of May!

  • PULSE Twin Cities Concert and Food Drive

    PULSE Twin Cities Concert and Food Drive

    May 18, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

    Join PULSE Twin Cities on May 18th outside US Bank Stadium, and bring a non-perishable food item to benefit Second Harvest Heartland.

  • Stamp Out Hunger

    Stamp Out Hunger

    May 12, 2018

    Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 12 and join the largest single-day food drive in the country!

  • Take the Hill

    Take the Hill

    May 9, 2018, 1:30 pm

    Join us May 9 in the Rotunda at the State Capitol to show your State Senators and Representatives that you care about a healthy Minnesota.

  • 15th Anniversary Dish: Cuisine for Change

    15th Anniversary Dish: Cuisine for Change

    May 3, 2018, 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

    Join us in celebrating the 15th anniversary of Dish: Cuisine for Change on May 3, 2018! As Second Harvest Heartland’s signature fundraising gala, Dish: Cuisine for Change brings the community together to raise funds and awareness to help end hunger in our local communities.

  • Walmart Fight Hunger Spark Change

    Walmart Fight Hunger Spark Change

    April 2, 2018 to April 30, 2018

    Walmart is making it easy for you to help our hungry neighbors. During the month of April, you can help fight hunger in 4 ways.

  • 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!

  • Charles Baxter 10th Annual Benefit for Hunger

    Charles Baxter 10th Annual Benefit for Hunger

    April 25, 2018

    For the 10th annual year, novelist and short story writer, Charles Baxter, hosts the University of Minnesota Creative Writing Program's Hunger Relief Benefit. The event is free and open to the public, with a suggested donation of $5 to benefit Second Harvest Heartland. Charles Baxter will read from his award-winning fiction.

  • Sam’s Club: Meals from Members

    Sam’s Club: Meals from Members

    February 1, 2018 to March 31, 2018

    One small text can make a big difference to our hungry neighbors, thanks to Sam’s Club Meals from Members. Text MEALS to 35350, enter your zip code, and 2 meals will be donated to Second Harvest Heartland. It’s that easy!

  • Thrivent Choice Dollars

    Thrivent Choice Dollars

    January 2, 2018 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.

  • Hunger Day on the Hill

    Hunger Day on the Hill

    March 20, 2018, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Let’s put ending hunger in Minnesota at the top of the Legislature’s to-do list.

  • Minnesota Monthly Food & Wine Experience

    Minnesota Monthly Food & Wine Experience

    March 2, 2018 to March 4, 2018

    Join us for the 24th Annual Minnesota Monthly Food & Wine Experience! The most delicious weekend of the year filled with savory eats, fine wines, and specialty beers. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Second Harvest Heartland.

  • Prepare, Protect and Share

    Prepare, Protect and Share

    March 1, 2018, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

    Join us for a lunch-and-learn style seminar where you can gain ideas for planning meaningful gifts for family and the causes close to your heart. Learn about deferred giving techniques and smart charitable strategies considering today’s tax changes.

  • Kwik Trip Icon Sale - Now through Thursday, March 1

    Kwik Trip Icon Sale - Now through Thursday, March 1

    February 26, 2018 to March 1, 2018

    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.

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