Hunger Action Month


September is Hunger Action Month, a nationwide campaign to mobilize the public to take action against hunger. As a member of Feeding America's nationwide network of food banks, we're asking you to support Second Harvest Heartland and those we serve by taking action to raise awareness about the problem of hunger in our service area.

Hunger Action Month 3 Ways



Volunteer for the Double Down Challenge and every hour will be matched with a $5 donation from Bremer Bank, up to $50,000.

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Donate to support working families, children and seniors. Donations made in September will be matched by Xcel Energy Foundation and a group of generous donors, up to $50,000. $1 provides 6 meals!

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Go Orange


Show your support by wearing orange on September 14 for Hunger Action Day and all month long. You can also dedicate your Facebook status, host a Food & Fund Drive, or watch for more unique ways to get involved.

September 7 – Taste of Home LIVE

Join the Taste of Home LIVE show on Thursday, September 7th at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis. Taste of Home LIVE is a new interactive, live culinary show, brought to you by the country’s number one cooking magazine! This show will feature Taste of Home recipes featuring fun, familiar, everyday ingredients.

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September 9 - Trane Community Yard Sale

The Trane Company will be holding a Community Yard Sale benefitting Second Harvest Heartland. The sale is open to the public and those interested in purchasing a vendor spot can call 651-407-4000 for more information.

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September 9 through 10 - Poker is Fun Tour – Winners Shown Events

Just as it sounds, if you are the last remaining person, you must show your cards in order to be given the pot in these Poker is Fun Tour events held at Canterbury Park. Each one-day Winners Shown Tournament will withhold 1% of the prize pool for a donation to Second Harvest Heartland.

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September 14 – Hunger Action Day

Join Second Harvest Heartland and the hunger relief community for Hunger Action Day on September 14. Wear orange, dedicate your Facebook status, host a Food & Fund Drive, or visit the Take Action section for other unique ways you can create hunger awareness. Local businesses and individuals will be going orange all day long—join us!

September 16 to 18 – Canstruction Minneapolis

Visit the Rotunda at Mall of America on Saturday, September 16 and watch the sculptures take shape throughout the day. Guest can vote for their favorite sculpture, with awards presented on Sunday, September 17 at 3:00 pm. Designs will be on display through Monday, September 18.

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September 16 to 17 – Rustic Road 13 Pottery Event

The Rustic Road 13 Pottery Event and Sale is held each year on a scenic historic St. Croix County farmstead in Hudson, Wisconsin.

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September 20 – Indeed We Can

Share a pint or two at one of the best craft breweries around, and support local hunger relief!

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September 30th - Cutting Board Classic

Andrew Zimmern, James Beard Award winning TV personality, writer and chef, is taking his passion for disc golf to the greens with his first ever charity disc golf tournament, benefitting Second Harvest Heartland. This family-friendly tournament will have something for everyone and all levels of experience are welcome. Highlights include three of Minneapolis’ premier food trucks, music by Big Wu, Andrew Zimmern appearance, autograph & picture session, player’s packs, prizes and more!

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Today through September 30th - Houlihan’s Restaurant Cookie for a Cause

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

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September 1 through September 30th - George & the Dragon Pub

Our friends at George & the Dragon Pub in Minneapolis are once again helping our hungry neighbors. For every meal served during September, George & the Dragon will donate TWO meals to Second Harvest Heartland. Stop by for a delicious meal and give two to those in need in our community.

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September 30th - Tailspin Band Benefit Concert

Rock and country band, Tailspin, will be holding its 13th annual concert at Outtakes Bar & Grill to benefit Second Harvest Heartland.

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Go orange for hunger relief!

Why go orange? Going orange provides an opportunity for people across the country to unify and show their support of hunger relief and raise awareness of hunger and the rising need in our communities.

  • Wear the color orange on September 14, Hunger Action Day, and all month long. Share a pic of you wearing orange on social media with @2harvest and use the hashtag #HungerActionMonth.
  • Make your Facebook and Twitter profiles orange this September.
  • Turn a building, your office, cubicle or your home orange to raise awareness.

Host a Food & Fund Drive

Make a meaningful difference during Hunger Action Month by hosting a Food & Fund Drive. Not only will you help families access wholesome food that they may otherwise miss, you will also raise hunger awareness within your workplace or community.

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Learn about hunger

These educational resources and tools can help you learn more about hunger and its affects.

  • Guide to Hands-on Learning – learn more about hunger and actions that may be taken to tackle a growing need in our communities.
  • Minnesota Hunger 101 Simulation– a unique role play simulations where participants take on the life circumstances of someone in Minnesota at risk for hunger.

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Become a Monthly Giver

Hunger never takes a break. Becoming a Monthly Giver is an easy and convenient way to bring hope to kids, families and seniors all year long.

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Shop local

Supporting the work of Second Harvest Heartland is sometimes as easy as shopping at your favorite local business. Check out ongoing promotions designed to promote awareness and help us bring more food to hungry people.

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Sign up for the Second Harvest Heartland newsletter

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Become a regular volunteer

Whether it’s sorting and packing food, making phone calls, distributing food to clients or serving on our ambassador’s bureau, we have many ways to put your skills to work.

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Get the facts on hunger

Get the facts on hunger, what it looks like in Minnesota, and how it affects individuals and the communities in which they live.

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Dedicate your Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter profiles to hunger awareness for the month.

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