Host a Food & Fund Drive

Food & Fund Drive: summer food for kidsMake a Meaningful Difference in the Lives of Hungry Kids

Childhood hunger is a serious and prevalent issue in Minnesota that can affect both kids’ daily lives and their long-term ability to grow and succeed. During the summer months, many kids don’t have access to regular meals and nutrition they need to thrive.

By hosting a Summer Food & Fund Drive, you are helping children and their families access wholesome food that they would otherwise miss in the summer months. Whether it’s a regular or virtual drive, we’ll provide you with all the tools you need.

Two ways to host a Food & Fund Drive

  1. Regular Food Drive:Food Drive

    Collect non-perishable food donations and monetary donations at your place of work, church, school or other organization.

  2. Register for a Regular Food Drive

  1. Virtual Food Drive:Virtual Food and Fund Drive

    For greater convenience, create a virtual food drive using our simple online tool. Donors can "shop" online for food products to make a donation.

  2. Register for a Virtual Drive

We will provide you with the tools

To make your drive a success please consider reading our FAQ and using resources from our toolkit.

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Want to donate to an existing virtual Food & Fund Drive?

To donate to an existing virtual drive, search for your organization, family member or friend’s drive.

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Need help? Contact us

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Questions? Contact Julie Greene, Corporate Engagement Coordinator at 651-209-7915 or via email at

Featured Food & Fund Drive: Schwan Food Company

The Schwan Food Company logo (med)Thank you to the Schwan Food Company, its employees, and the Schwan’s Corporate Giving Foundation for donating over $30,000.

Our annual food and fund drive at the Schwan Food Company is always highly anticipated by our employees. It’s a way to positively affect our community, engage employees, and have some fun.
David Gronwall of Schwan’s

““The Schwan’s Engagement Council, which organizes the drive, tries to create competition and fun through a series of events such as a silent auction, raffle, group walk, bagel break, etc. However, all of these activities wouldn’t be successful without the employees who support the drive through donations, time, and creativity. For example, this year we raised record funds due to employees coordinating 89 items or baskets worth over $15,000 for our silent auction. It’s also a huge incentive knowing that every dollar will be matched by the Schwan Corporate Giving Foundation and keeping in mind that Second Harvest Heartland is able to make every dollar count providing 19 meals for every $5 donated.”

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