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

  • Iron Fork

    Iron Fork

    November 2, 2017, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

    City Pages Iron Fork is back this November 2nd at International Market Square for another flavorful evening of cocktails, cuisine and competition!

  • Taste of the NFL - November Event

    Taste of the NFL - November Event

    November 18, 2017, 6:00 p.m. to 12 a.m.

    Join us at the Sheraton Bloomington Hotel for the Taste of the NFL Party with a Purpose event.

  • Walk to End Hunger

    Walk to End Hunger

    November 23, 2017, 7:00 a.m. to 10 a.m.

    Give back before giving thanks on Thanksgiving morning! Presented by The Mosaic Company, The Walk to End Hunger is a wonderful way for your friends and family to begin your holiday and help raise 12 Million meals to Fill Another Table this Thanksgiving.

  • 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.

  • Outnumber Hunger

    Outnumber Hunger

    Ends January 31, 2018

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

  • Kick Hunger Challenge

    Kick Hunger Challenge

    Today to February 5, 2018

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

  • Iron Fork

    Iron Fork

    November 2, 2017, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

    City Pages Iron Fork is back this November 2nd at International Market Square for another flavorful evening of cocktails, cuisine and competition!

  • Taste of the NFL - November Event

    Taste of the NFL - November Event

    November 18, 2017, 6:00 p.m. to 12 a.m.

    Join us at the Sheraton Bloomington Hotel for the Taste of the NFL Party with a Purpose event.

  • Walk to End Hunger

    Walk to End Hunger

    November 23, 2017, 7:00 a.m. to 10 a.m.

    Give back before giving thanks on Thanksgiving morning! Presented by The Mosaic Company, The Walk to End Hunger is a wonderful way for your friends and family to begin your holiday and help raise 12 Million meals to Fill Another Table this Thanksgiving.

  • 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.

  • Outnumber Hunger

    Outnumber Hunger

    Ends January 31, 2018

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

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Past events/promotions

  • Taste of the NFL - October Event

    Taste of the NFL - October Event

    October 14, 2017, 6:00 p.m. to 12 a.m.

    Join us at the Lexington for the Taste of the NFL Party with a Purpose event.

  • Zombie Pub Crawl

    Zombie Pub Crawl

    October 14, 2017

    Certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as the “World’s Largest Gathering of Zombies,” the Zombie Pub Crawl gathers thousands upon thousands of undead souls into the Warehouse District of downtown Minneapolis for a night of pub crawling, dancing, world-class live entertainment, and all sorts of other fiendish fun. A portion of the Zombie Film Festival proceeds will go to Second Harvest Heartland.

  • Dollars for Dairy - October 2-13

    Dollars for Dairy - October 2-13

    October 2, 2017 to October 13, 2017

    Midwest Dairy Council is partnering with Second Harvest Heartland, Bremer Bank and Papa John’s to provide an opportunity for schools, students and families to engage in a community service opportunity – Dollars for Dairy milk drive.

  • Empty Bowls Event

    Empty Bowls Event

    October 8, 2017, 11am to 3pm

    Come celebrate the second annual Empty Bowls event at Northwestern Health Sciences University. Attendees will select a handmade pottery bowl, fill it with soup, share some bread, and help those who can’t fill their bowls. A portion of the proceeds will go to Second Harvest Heartland.

  • Tailspin Band Benefit Concert

    Tailspin Band Benefit Concert

    September 30, 2017, 8:30 pm to 12:30 am

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

  • George & the Dragon Pub

    George & the Dragon Pub

    September 1, 2017 to September 30, 2017

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

  • Houlihan’s Restaurant Cookie for a Cause

    Houlihan’s Restaurant Cookie for a Cause

    July 3, 2017 to September 30, 2017

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

  • Cutting Board Classic

    Cutting Board Classic

    September 30, 2017, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

    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.

  • Chipotle

    Chipotle

    September 27, 2017, 10:45 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

    Make eating a selfless act when you dine at Chipotle’s statewide to support Second Harvest Heartland.

  • CB2 Food Drive - September 15-24

    CB2 Food Drive - September 15-24

    September 15, 2017 to September 24, 2017

    Join the CB2 food drive to benefit Second Harvest Heartland and receive 15% on full-price items.

  • Indeed We Can!

    Indeed We Can!

    September 20, 2017, 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 16, 2017 to September 18, 2017

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

  • Rustic Road 13 Pottery Event

    Rustic Road 13 Pottery Event

    September 16, 2017 to September 17, 2017

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

  • The Minnesota Marketing Summit

    The Minnesota Marketing Summit

    September 13, 2017, 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

    Join Second Harvest Heartland and 400+ marketing, advertising and digital media experts at Minnesota’s largest marketing conference.

  • Poker is Fun Tour – Winners Shown Events

    Poker is Fun Tour – Winners Shown Events

    September 9, 2017 to September 10, 2017

    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.

  • Taste of Home LIVE

    Taste of Home LIVE

    September 7, 2017, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

    Join Taste of Home LIVE on the road for their all-new Happiest Holiday Tour! They’ll be cooking up festive recipes, teaching new test kitchen approved techniques, and giving back to local food banks, including Second Harvest Heartland.

  • The World’s Biggest Pop-Up Brunch

    The World’s Biggest Pop-Up Brunch

    August 18, 2017, evening to August 19, 201710:00 am - 4:00 p.m

    The Deschutes Street Pubs raised more than $180,000 in the past two years, and Deschutes Brewery is coming to continue the mission with two fundraising events in August!

  • Star Tribune’s State Fair Preview Party

    Star Tribune’s State Fair Preview Party

    August 15, 2017, 11am to (while supplies last)

    Sample new State Fair food at Star Tribune’s preview party, and help a neighbor in need.

  • SpartanNash Kraft Heinz Campaign – now through August 5

    SpartanNash Kraft Heinz Campaign – now through August 5

    July 28, 2017 to August 5, 2017

    Now through August 5th, help fight hunger at your local Family Fresh Market store.

  • IKEA Feeding the Future

    IKEA Feeding the Future

    June 1, 2017 to June 30, 2017

    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.

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