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

  • Pints to Gallons Milk Drive

    Pints to Gallons Milk Drive

    Today

    Join Second Harvest Heartland, Midwest Dairy Council and Bremer Bank in the Pints to Gallons milk drive, and help put high-demand milk on the table for local families in need.

  • George & the Dragon Pub

    George & the Dragon Pub

    Today

    George & the Dragon Pub is once again helping our hungry neighbors. For every meal served during September, George & the Dragon Pub will donate two meals to Second Harvest Heartland.

  • Minnesota Vikings Drive

    Minnesota Vikings Drive

    Today to October 5, 2016

    Help the Minnesota Vikings kick senior hunger by giving to their fund drive.

  • All is Well: A Bollywood Dance Drama

    All is Well: A Bollywood Dance Drama

    October 16, 2016

    You’re invited to the 13th annual benefit performance by R.G.K. Modern Indian Dance Academy where all proceeds will be donated to Second Harvest Heartland.

  • Houlihan’s Restaurant Cookie for a Cause

    Houlihan’s Restaurant Cookie for a Cause

    October 3, 2016 to October 31, 2016

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

  • City Pages Iron Fork

    City Pages Iron Fork

    November 3, 2016, 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

    After a sellout event in 2015, City Pages Iron Fork is back for another flavorful evening of cocktails, cuisine and competition.

  • T.J.Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods Stores

    T.J.Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods Stores

    November 4, 2016 to November 6, 2016

    Shop at Twin Cities, St. Cloud and Mankato T.J.Maxx, Marshalls or HomeGoods store from November 4-6 and donate at the register to support Second Harvest Heartland..

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Bloomington ChopHouse Charity Night

    Bloomington ChopHouse Charity Night

    Today 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.

  • French’s One Bottle One Meal

    French’s One Bottle One Meal

    Ends December 31, 2016

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

  • Kick Hunger Challenge

    Kick Hunger Challenge

    Today to February 5, 2017

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

  • Empty Bowls Fundraiser

    Empty Bowls Fundraiser

    March 26, 2017, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

    Macalester College is hosting an Empty Bowls fundraiser and 100% of the donations benefit Second Harvest Heartland.

  • Houlihan’s Restaurant Cookie for a Cause

    Houlihan’s Restaurant Cookie for a Cause

    October 3, 2016 to October 31, 2016

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

  • All is Well: A Bollywood Dance Drama

    All is Well: A Bollywood Dance Drama

    October 16, 2016

    You’re invited to the 13th annual benefit performance by R.G.K. Modern Indian Dance Academy where all proceeds will be donated to Second Harvest Heartland.

  • City Pages Iron Fork

    City Pages Iron Fork

    November 3, 2016, 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

    After a sellout event in 2015, City Pages Iron Fork is back for another flavorful evening of cocktails, cuisine and competition.

  • T.J.Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods Stores

    T.J.Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods Stores

    November 4, 2016 to November 6, 2016

    Shop at Twin Cities, St. Cloud and Mankato T.J.Maxx, Marshalls or HomeGoods store from November 4-6 and donate at the register to support Second Harvest Heartland..

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Empty Bowls Fundraiser

    Empty Bowls Fundraiser

    March 26, 2017, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

    Macalester College is hosting an Empty Bowls fundraiser and 100% of the donations benefit Second Harvest Heartland.

  • French’s One Bottle One Meal

    French’s One Bottle One Meal

    Ends December 31, 2016

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

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Past events/promotions

  • Indeed We Can!

    Indeed We Can!

    September 28, 2016, 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm

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

  • Canstruction

    Canstruction

    September 24, 2016 to September 26, 2016

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

  • 12th Annual Tailspin Benefit Concert at Schuller’s Tavern

    12th Annual Tailspin Benefit Concert at Schuller’s Tavern

    September 24, 2016

    Come out to Schuller’s Tavern in Golden Valley for local music supporting a great cause!

  • Cub Cares

    Cub Cares

    September 11, 2016 to September 24, 2016

    Cub invites you to round up your purchase during Cub Cares and double your impact with a $100,000 match from Coca Cola – all to fight hunger in our community.

  • Deschutes Street Pub

    Deschutes Street Pub

    September 10, 2016, 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

    The Street Pub is an outdoor pub of epic proportions that Deschutes Brewery is bringing to Minneapolis for one day this summer!

  • Hunger Action Day

    Hunger Action Day

    September 8, 2016

    Join Second Harvest Heartland and the hunger relief community for Hunger Action Day on September 8.

  • Sencha Tea Bar

    Sencha Tea Bar

    June 1, 2016 to August 31, 2016

    This summer when you buy Sencha Tea Bar’s new hand-crafted drink, Ruby Keys, they will donate $1 to Second Harvest Heartland.

  • Smack Shack Crayfest

    Smack Shack Crayfest

    August 20, 2016, 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

    Enjoy all-you-can-eat Louisiana Style Crawfish Boil, and wash it down with all-can-drink Hurricanes and beer!

  • Jewelers Mutual

    Jewelers Mutual

    July 11, 2016 to July 31, 2016

    Help Second Harvest Heartland win a $20,000 to $100,000 grant through Jewelers Mutual.

  • myTalk 107.1 Food for Families drive

    myTalk 107.1 Food for Families drive

    June 6, 2016 to July 1, 2016

    myTalk 107.1 is hosting its 6th Annual Food for Families drive benefitting Second Harvest Heartland. Drop off your food drive donation at one of their partner sites or join myTalk 107.1 at one of their live broadcasts.

  • Rosedale Chevrolet

    Rosedale Chevrolet

    June 1, 2016 to June 30, 2016

    This June help Rosedale Chevrolet Drive Out Hunger by donating to their food drive, and receive 1 of 3 special offers.

  • Fresh Thyme Farmers Market Milk Drive

    Fresh Thyme Farmers Market Milk Drive

    June 1, 2016 to June 30, 2016

    For many children who face hunger, even basic staples like milk are missing. Your small donation at Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, June 1-30 can help.

  • IKEA: Feed the Future

    IKEA: Feed the Future

    June 1, 2016 to June 30, 2016

    During the month of June, IKEA is partnering with local food banks across the nation to help “Feed the Future” and you can help too.

  • Dollar Tree Food Drive

    Dollar Tree Food Drive

    May 13, 2016 to June 18, 2016

    Help support your local food shelf by donating nutritious, non-perishable food items at Dollar Tree store locations. The Dollar Tree Spring Food Drive runs through June 18.

  • 2016 CenturyLink Backpack Buddies Food Drive

    2016 CenturyLink Backpack Buddies Food Drive

    June 6, 2016 to June 17, 2016

    Join CenturyLink to help raise funds for food banks like us. The CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation will match donations up to a total of $1,000,000!

  • Rapid Packaging’s 40th Anniversary Open House

    Rapid Packaging’s 40th Anniversary Open House

    June 16, 2016, 2:00 p.m to 5:00 p.m.

    Join us at Rapid Packaging for their open house to celebrate 40 years in business. They're partnering with Second Harvest Heartland to give back to the community by collecting monetary and nonperishable food donations.

  • Stamp Out Hunger

    Stamp Out Hunger

    May 14, 2016

    Saturday, May 14 is the 24th annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive – the largest one-day food drive in the country hosted by letter carriers.

  • Get in Gear

    Get in Gear

    April 30, 2016

    The Get in Gear race, along beautiful Minnehaha Park, is Minnesota’s annual rite of spring. Second Harvest Heartland has been the charity partner for Get in Gear since 2006.

  • Fight Hunger. Spark Change.

    Fight Hunger. Spark Change.

    March 28, 2016 to April 25, 2016

    Walmart is making it easy for you to help our hungry neighbors. Now through April 25, visit a Walmart store within Second Harvest Heartland’s service area and help fight hunger 3 ways.

  • Dish: Cuisine for Change

    Dish: Cuisine for Change

    April 21, 2016, 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

    Join us for our signature fundraising gala, Dish: Cuisine for Change. Dish features gourmet small plates from 20+ local restaurants, wine and cocktail samples, hundreds of exciting auction items, and entertainment from comedian and actor, Kevin Nealon!

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