If you cannot find the answer to your question here, please refer to the Coordinator’s Guide located in the Toolkit.
Does Second Harvest Heartland have food or money collection containers we can use?
Yes, we have both money and food collection containers that can be picked up at either of our locations listed below. Depending on the size of your drive, we have two food donation containers available:
- Cardboard box – stores flat, opens to 24” tall x 18” square – holds about 60 lbs/items
- Plastic barrel – approx. 3 feet tall, 24” diameter – holds about 150 lbs/ items
If you are hosting a large drive and need multiple barrels, call 651-209-7915 to discuss the best way to get these to your location. You are also welcome to use your own food donation containers and print off collection posters from the toolkit to attach to your container.
Where can I drop off my food and money donations when my drive is done?
Donations can be dropped off at either of our locations Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:30 am and 3:00 pm.
Second Harvest Heartland East
1140 Gervais Ave
Maplewood, MN 55109
Use Door 34 on NE side
Second Harvest Heartland West
6325 Sandburg Rd
Golden Valley, MN 55427
Use Door 6 on back side of building
Can Second Harvest Heartland pick up my donations?
For drives that generate 500 lbs. or more (the equivalent of a filled SUV or pickup truck), we can coordinate a pick up. We do require a one-week notice January–September, and a two-week notice October–December. Arrange to have your donations ready for pick up on the first floor of your building. If you have a large amount of food, please have someone from your organization available to assist the driver.
What are the most needed food items?
Our most needed items are meat and protein, canned fruits and vegetables, cereal, grains, low sodium or low-sugar foods, personal care products and cleaning supplies. Click here to print the list.
Questions? Contact Julie Greene, Corporate Engagement Coordinator at 651-209-7915 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.