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

  • Houlihan’s Restaurant Cookie for a Cause

    Houlihan’s Restaurant Cookie for a Cause

    Today to March 31, 2017

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

  • Sam’s Club: Meals from Members

    Sam’s Club: Meals from Members

    Today to March 31, 2017

    You don’t have to be a member to help support Second Harvest Heartland. Text MEALS to 35350, enter your zip code and 12 meals will be donated to Second Harvest Heartland.

  • Taste of Home LIVE

    Taste of Home LIVE

    April 22, 2017, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    Looking for a tasty treat? Missing summer a little extra? Join the Taste of Home LIVE show on April 22nd to get ready for summer’s best entertaining!

  • Get in Gear

    Get in Gear

    April 29, 2017

    Since 2006, the Get in Gear race has raised $129,000 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!

  • Dish: Cuisine for Change

    Dish: Cuisine for Change

    May 4, 2017, 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

    Join us for the 14th annual Dish: Cuisine for Change. As Second Harvest Heartland’s signature fundraising gala, Dish will bring the community together to raise funds and awareness to help end childhood hunger in our local communities.

  • PULSE Twin Cities Food Drive

    PULSE Twin Cities Food Drive

    May 4, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

    Join PULSE Twin Cities on May 4th outside US Bank Stadium, and bring a non-perishable food item to benefit Second Harvest Heartland.

  • Outnumber Hunger

    Outnumber Hunger

    Today to January 31, 2018

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

  • Taste of Home LIVE

    Taste of Home LIVE

    April 22, 2017, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    Looking for a tasty treat? Missing summer a little extra? Join the Taste of Home LIVE show on April 22nd to get ready for summer’s best entertaining!

  • Get in Gear

    Get in Gear

    April 29, 2017

    Since 2006, the Get in Gear race has raised $129,000 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!

  • Dish: Cuisine for Change

    Dish: Cuisine for Change

    May 4, 2017, 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

    Join us for the 14th annual Dish: Cuisine for Change. As Second Harvest Heartland’s signature fundraising gala, Dish will bring the community together to raise funds and awareness to help end childhood hunger in our local communities.

  • PULSE Twin Cities Food Drive

    PULSE Twin Cities Food Drive

    May 4, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

    Join PULSE Twin Cities on May 4th outside US Bank Stadium, and bring a non-perishable food item to benefit Second Harvest Heartland.

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Past events/promotions

  • SO HUMing Into Spring at Devanadi

    SO HUMing Into Spring at Devanadi

    March 11, 2017, 9:00 am to 11:00 am

    Come raise your hands to the sky and breathe your stress away while raising money for Second Harvest Heartland!

  • Vintner Ball 2017

    Vintner Ball 2017

    March 4, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

    Raise your glass and support a great cause! Attend the 12th annual Vintner Ball where 100% of the proceeds benefits Second Harvest Heartland.

  • Kwik Trip Icon Sale

    Kwik Trip Icon Sale

    February 3, 2017 to February 16, 2017

    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.

  • Izzy

    Izzy's Ice Cream Benefit

    February 12, 2017, 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

    Visit Izzy’s Ice Cream in St. Paul and $2 from every single scoop of ice cream sold will benefit Second Harvest Heartland.

  • Kick Hunger Challenge

    Kick Hunger Challenge

    September 13, 2016 to February 5, 2017

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

  • Charles Baxter 9th Annual Benefit for Hunger

    Charles Baxter 9th Annual Benefit for Hunger

    February 2, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

    Join the 9th annual Benefit for Hunger, hosted by novelist, Charles Baxter and the University of Minnesota Creative Writing Program.

  • 21st Annual Disc Sports Festival Ice Bowl - St. Paul Winter Carnival

    21st Annual Disc Sports Festival Ice Bowl - St. Paul Winter Carnival

    January 30, 2017 to January 31, 2017

    Join the 21st Annual Ice Bowl as part of the St. Paul Winter Carnival. You can register to play, come to watch the fun and play field games, or spend the night winter camping in Como Park on Saturday night!

  • Let

    Let's Kick Hunger Radiothon

    January 26, 2017, 6:00 am to 6:00 pm

    WCCO Radio, Taste of the NFL, Land O' Lakes, General Mills and Agstar Financial Services are teaming up again to bring you the 8th annual Let’s Kick Hunger Radiothon to benefit Second Harvest Heartland. Be sure to tune into 830 AM on January 26, starting at 6am!

  • River of Hunger, River of Sustenance

    River of Hunger, River of Sustenance

    December 2, 2016 to January 7, 2017

    Visit The Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson, and experience a River of Hunger, River of Sustenance.

  • MN YOGA + life Healing and Wellness Day

    MN YOGA + life Healing and Wellness Day

    January 7, 2017

    Join MN YOGA + Life Magazine for a day self care, yoga, wellness workshops, meditation, music, community, swag, and a great lunch on Saturday, January 7.

  • It’s a Give Give Situation

    It’s a Give Give Situation

    December 12, 2016 to December 31, 2016

    Purchase a gift card from Pat’s Tap or The Third Bird and purchaser can receive a gift card for 20% of purchase or choose to donate that to Second Harvest Heartland.

  • French’s One Bottle One Meal

    French’s One Bottle One Meal

    July 8, 2016 to December 31, 2016

    We are excited to partner with Feeding America and French’s to fight hunger in our service area.

  • Bloomington ChopHouse Charity Night

    Bloomington ChopHouse Charity Night

    September 8, 2016 to December 29, 2016

    On Thursday nights, when you dine at the Bloomington ChopHouse, they will give 10 percent of their sales to selected local charities like Second Harvest Heartland.

  • Little Six Casino Jackpot Winners Party

    Little Six Casino Jackpot Winners Party

    December 1, 2016 to December 28, 2016

    Little Six Casino will donate $5 to Second Harvest Heartland food bank for each taxable jackpot won, up to $10,000.

  • Bank of America “Give a Meal” Campaign

    Bank of America “Give a Meal” Campaign

    October 24, 2016 to December 13, 2016

    Double the impact of your donation – donate to the Give a Meal campaign and for every $1 you contribute, Bank of America will give $2 more to fight hunger in our community.

  • Voices for Peace

    Voices for Peace

    December 4, 2016

    Join women’s choir Voices for Peace for a musical celebration of the winter holidays.

  • Longfellow Grill Food Drive

    Longfellow Grill Food Drive

    November 1, 2016 to November 30, 2016

    Dine at Longfellow Grill in Minneapolis November 1-30, and for each non-perishable food item donated, receive a $1 off your tab (limit $5).

  • Life Time Turkey Day 5k

    Life Time Turkey Day 5k

    November 24, 2016, 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

    Warm up your Thanksgiving appetite with the Turkey Day Run. Lifetime Fitness will match donations to Second Harvest Heartland, up to $10,000!

  • Walk to End Hunger

    Walk to End Hunger

    November 24, 2016

    Give back before giving thanks at the Walk to End Hunger. The Walk is loads of fun with live music, kid’s crafts, face painters, Santa and much more!

  • 7th Annual Burn the Fat, Feed the Hungry

    7th Annual Burn the Fat, Feed the Hungry

    November 24, 2016, 8:30 a.m.

    Held on Thanksgiving morning, The Burn the Fat, Feed the Hungry family fun day introduces participants to fun workouts and fitness and weight-loss concepts, while also raising funds to support Second Harvest Heartland.

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