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.

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Upcoming events/promotions

  • Charles Baxter 10th Annual Benefit for Hunger

    Charles Baxter 10th Annual Benefit for Hunger

    April 25, 2018

    For the 10th annual year, novelist and short story writer, Charles Baxter, hosts the University of Minnesota Creative Writing Program's Hunger Relief Benefit. The event is free and open to the public, with a suggested donation of $5 to benefit Second Harvest Heartland. Charles Baxter will read from his award-winning fiction.

  • Get in Gear

    Get in Gear

    April 27, 2018 to April 28, 2018

    Since 2006, the Get in Gear race has raised $139,000 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!

  • Walmart Fight Hunger Spark Change

    Walmart Fight Hunger Spark Change

    Today to April 30, 2018

    Walmart is making it easy for you to help our hungry neighbors. During the month of April, you can help fight hunger in 4 ways.

  • Stamp Out Hunger

    Stamp Out Hunger

    May 12, 2018

    Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 12 and join the largest single-day food drive in the country!

  • PULSE Twin Cities Concert and Food Drive

    PULSE Twin Cities Concert and Food Drive

    May 18, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

    Join PULSE Twin Cities on May 18th outside US Bank Stadium, and bring a non-perishable food item to benefit Second Harvest Heartland.

  • Charles Baxter 10th Annual Benefit for Hunger

    Charles Baxter 10th Annual Benefit for Hunger

    April 25, 2018

    For the 10th annual year, novelist and short story writer, Charles Baxter, hosts the University of Minnesota Creative Writing Program's Hunger Relief Benefit. The event is free and open to the public, with a suggested donation of $5 to benefit Second Harvest Heartland. Charles Baxter will read from his award-winning fiction.

  • Get in Gear

    Get in Gear

    April 27, 2018 to April 28, 2018

    Since 2006, the Get in Gear race has raised $139,000 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!

  • Stamp Out Hunger

    Stamp Out Hunger

    May 12, 2018

    Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 12 and join the largest single-day food drive in the country!

  • PULSE Twin Cities Concert and Food Drive

    PULSE Twin Cities Concert and Food Drive

    May 18, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

    Join PULSE Twin Cities on May 18th outside US Bank Stadium, and bring a non-perishable food item to benefit Second Harvest Heartland.

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Past events/promotions

  • Sam’s Club: Meals from Members

    Sam’s Club: Meals from Members

    February 1, 2018 to March 31, 2018

    One small text can make a big difference to our hungry neighbors, thanks to Sam’s Club Meals from Members. Text MEALS to 35350, enter your zip code, and 2 meals will be donated to Second Harvest Heartland. It’s that easy!

  • Thrivent Choice Dollars

    Thrivent Choice Dollars

    January 2, 2018 to March 31, 2018

    Don’t forget to direct Thrivent Choice Dollars The Thrivent Choice program can help support Second Harvest Heartland. Don’t let Choice Dollars expire.

  • Hunger Day on the Hill

    Hunger Day on the Hill

    March 20, 2018, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Let’s put ending hunger in Minnesota at the top of the Legislature’s to-do list.

  • Minnesota Monthly Food & Wine Experience

    Minnesota Monthly Food & Wine Experience

    March 2, 2018 to March 4, 2018

    Join us for the 24th Annual Minnesota Monthly Food & Wine Experience! The most delicious weekend of the year filled with savory eats, fine wines, and specialty beers. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Second Harvest Heartland.

  • Prepare, Protect and Share

    Prepare, Protect and Share

    March 1, 2018, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

    Join us for a lunch-and-learn style seminar where you can gain ideas for planning meaningful gifts for family and the causes close to your heart. Learn about deferred giving techniques and smart charitable strategies considering today’s tax changes.

  • Kwik Trip Icon Sale - Now through Thursday, March 1

    Kwik Trip Icon Sale - Now through Thursday, March 1

    February 26, 2018 to March 1, 2018

    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.

  • Celebrate Valentines Day with a Heart Shaped Pizza

    Celebrate Valentines Day with a Heart Shaped Pizza

    February 14, 2018 to February 28, 2018

    Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a heart-shaped pizza and help our hungry neighbors! Order a Giordano’s heart-shaped pizza Valentine’s Day through February 28th and Giordano’s will donate $1 to Second Harvest Heartland providing 3 meals.

  • St. Paul Winter Carnival – January 26-February 11

    St. Paul Winter Carnival – January 26-February 11

    January 26, 2018 to February 11, 2018

    Celebrate winter at the annual St. Paul Winter Carnival! The donation of a non-perishable food item will earn you a free trip down the legendary snow slide.

  • Kick Hunger Challenge

    Kick Hunger Challenge

    August 20, 2017 to February 5, 2018

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

  • Kick Hunger Bucks

    Kick Hunger Bucks

    November 2, 2017 to February 5, 2018

    You can help fight hunger by providing Cub turkeys and hams to hungry neighbors in MN this holiday season when you make a donation at Cub.

  • Taste of the NFL – February 3

    Taste of the NFL – February 3

    February 3, 2018

    The premier Super Bowl event - Taste of the NFL: Party with a Purpose comes homes to Minnesota! Join NFL greats, the country’s top chefs and biggest stars, for a night of food, football and fun to raise awareness and funds for hunger relief across America.

  • Outnumber Hunger

    Outnumber Hunger

    March 1, 2017 to January 31, 2018

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

  •  2018 Ice Bowl – Saint Paul Winter Carnival

    2018 Ice Bowl – Saint Paul Winter Carnival

    January 27, 2018, 9:00am to 1:00pm

    The 23rd Annual Saint Paul Carnival Ice Bowl event, hosted by the retail disc sports store Gotta Go, Gotta Throw, is a once-a-year opportunity to play a 28-hole disc golf course in the middle of Como Park! Come snow or sleet, Disc Golfers from all over come to participate in this fun event to raise funds for their hungry neighbors.

  • Understanding the impact of cutting SNAP benefits

    Understanding the impact of cutting SNAP benefits

    January 24, 2018

    Please join us for a panel discussion about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as “food stamps”) & learn why we must protect this essential benefit and what you can do to ensure more Minnesotans don’t go hungry!

  • Let

    Let's Kick Hunger Radiothon

    January 17, 2018, 6:00 am to 6:00 pm

    WCCO Radio, Taste of the NFL, Land O' Lakes, General Mills and Compeer Financial are teaming up again to bring you the 9th annual Let’s Kick Hunger Radiothon to benefit Second Harvest Heartland. Be sure to tune into 830 AM on January 17th, starting at 6am!

  • Dollars for Dairy - now thru December 31

    Dollars for Dairy - now thru December 31

    November 28, 2017 to December 31, 2017

    Midwest Dairy Council is partnering with Second Harvest Heartland, Bremer Bank and Papa John’s on the Dollars for Dairy drive. Purchase a pizza and help turn dollars into dairy for local families in need.

  • The Spirit of Winter - Festival of Lights

    The Spirit of Winter - Festival of Lights

    December 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017

    Sip, stroll and support Second Harvest Heartland at The Winery at Sovereign Estate’s Spirit of Winter - Festival

  • Heartbeat for Hunger

    Heartbeat for Hunger

    November 25, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

    Bringing together local music fans, local bands and local brews for a concert in support of our mission to end hunger.

  • Burn the Fat, Feed the Hungry Bootcamp

    Burn the Fat, Feed the Hungry Bootcamp

    November 23, 2017, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Altman Fitness of Edina will help you burn the fat you will consume at Thanksgiving dinner and help feed those who go hungry in our community. This is a family-friendly event and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Second Harvest Heartland.

  • Turkey Day 5K

    Turkey Day 5K

    November 23, 2017, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Warm up your Thanksgiving appetite with the 29th Annual CenturyLink Turkey Day 5K Minneapolis presented by Life Time! Since 1989, the Turkey Day 5K has brought family and friends together to start the day in a healthy way. Join runners, joggers and walkers for Minneapolis’ Thanksgiving Day – turkey trot – tradition.

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