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1 in 6 Minnesota kids are at risk of hunger. Will you help on Give to the Max Day?

Apples, bananas and other fresh fruit are essential to children's health, growth and development. So essential, that we enlisted a group of local kindergartners and musician Jeremy Messersmith to sing about how much they like to eat, eat, eat…apples and bananas.

In order to help get these nutritious foods to the one in six Minnesota children who live at risk of hunger, we need your help.


Help us spread the word!

You can also help us get nutritious foods—like apples and bananas—into the hands of children by encouraging others to support Second Harvest Heartland on Give to the Max day. We’ve compiled a toolkit to help you do just that.

What is Give to the Max Day?

Give to the Max Day is the great Minnesota give together: a day when thousands of Minnesotans raise millions of dollars for local nonprofits. Since its inception in 2009, GiveMN has raised more than $95 million for Minnesota nonprofits and schools.

Why is Give to the Max Day important to Second Harvest?

Last year, our supporters raised $570,607 for Give to the Max Day – enough to provide food for 2 million meals for hungry kids, working families and seniors in our community.

$238,000 in matching grants for Give to the Max Day!

Mosaic Company Foundation Your donations work twice as hard this year, thanks to a generous $100,000 match from The Mosaic Company Foundation, plus even more in matching funds from individual donors. 

Leaderboard Prizes

The 10 nonprofits that raise the most money during Give to the Max Day will an additional prize grant. Help us get on the leaderboard!

1st place: $10,000
2nd place: $7,500
3rd place: $5,000
4th place: $2,500
5th place: $1,000
6th through 10th place: $500 each

Golden Tickets

Every hour, GiveMN will select one donation to a nonprofit to receive an additional $1,000 prize grant. Your donation of any size could be increased by $1,000! In addition, a $10,000 prize grant will be added to one donation made to a nonprofit during the day.

About GiveMN?

GiveMN links donors with organizations that are working to make Minnesota a better place. Its online giving website,, enables charitable giving any time and any place, allowing people to donate with ease and enthusiasm. GiveMN brings innovation, energy and fresh ideas to Minnesota generosity.

GiveMN is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and an affiliate of Minnesota Philanthropy Partners. Explore today.