Calendar of Events

Fighting hunger is an everyday battle. Check the Second Harvest Heartland Calendar of Events often to discover when, where and how you can participate in the effort.

Planning a benefit event for Second Harvest Heartland? Please let us know!



Get in GearGet in Gear

5k, 10k, Half Marathon, and 2k Fun Run
April 26, 8AM
Minnehaha Park, Minneapolis

Get in Gear is Minnesota’s annual rite of spring, bringing together thousands of racers in beautiful Minnehaha Park. This annual race event benefits Second Harvest Heartland and has raised more than $110,000 over the years. There are several ways for you to get involved with Get in Gear. Join the Second Harvest Heartland corporate race team, start your own team, or run as an individual. However you participate, encourage your supporters to donate to Second Harvest Heartland in honor of your team or the Second Harvest team at Designate a runner or race team, and your donation will be matched by Get in Gear, up to $10,000!

Learn more or register to race at


Stamp Out Hunger 2014 Stamp Out Hunger

May 10, 2014
Nationwide Food Drive

Save the date for the largest one-day food drive in the country! This year marks the 22nd year of the National Letter Carrier Food Drive. You can participate in Stamp Out Hunger from the comfort of your home – simply place a bag(s) of non-perishable food donations at your mailbox, and your letter carrier will deliver it to a local food bank. Last year, along with our partner agencies, we collected over 840,000 pounds of food in one day! Check back for details as the event date draws closer.

Sign up to volunteer for the event.


Dish Logo 2014Dish: Cuisine for Change

May 29, 6 PM
Saint Paul RiverCentre

Save the date, Second Harvest Heartland’s premier fundraising gala will return for the 11th consecutive year to raise awareness of hunger in our state through good food, a great sense of community and a little comic relief.  Join us for even more restaurant samplings from top-notch chefs, auction items, fine wine tastings and entertainment.

RSVP now at


Food & Fund Drives