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24-Hour Harvest Giving Day

Let's stop hunger in 2024 with one million meals!

Minnesota just set another record—but not the good kind. In 2023, Minnesota recorded more than 7.5 million food shelf visits, which is 2 million more than the previous year and surpasses demand during the height of the pandemic. And the need is still growing today. Too many of our neighbors don’t know where their next meal will come from.

It’s time to end hunger in the heartland—and it starts with one day. Join us for 24-Hour Harvest as we come together on this giving day to fund one million meals for our neighbors experiencing hunger. Now through April 24, your gift can be matched to provide twice as many meals for people in the heartland.


Our Largest Solvable Problem

Far too many Minnesota kids are missing meals. Too many neighbors know that one unexpected bill can keep them from buying groceries. And too many seniors know how it feels to have to prioritize life-saving medications over filling their fridge.

Hunger impacts every part of our community, in every town and across all demographics. Just last year, we provided nearly 128 million meals to the community through our food bank and partners across our region.

Hunger is our community’s largest solvable problem.

As one of the largest and most efficient hunger-relief organizations in the nation, Second Harvest Heartland works in close partnership with a network of 464 food shelf and nonprofit partners and 781 hunger-relief programs to deliver food to those in our region facing hunger today.

When they get enough to eat, kids can learn, parents can worry less, and our elderly neighbors can rest. When we all pitch in together, we can solve hunger in the heartland—building a community that is stronger and healthier.

One Day. One Goal. One Million Meals.

Our 24-Hour Harvest Giving Day goal is to raise enough funds to provide over ONE MILLION MEALS for our neighbors facing hunger. Your gift now through April 24 can double, thanks to our generous sponsors, to provide TWICE as many meals for children, families and seniors in the heartland.

Here’s how you can participate to help us reach our million-meal goal:

  • Double your impact! Donate now and your gift can go twice as far, thanks to our generous match sponsors. 
  • Watch us on TV! On April 24, you can find us featured throughout the day on our local news stations, including WCCO, KARE 11, KSTP and FOX 9.
  • Spread the word! Share the mission to your social circle using the hashtag #24HourHarvest on social media. 
  • Help reach our goal by dining out! Craft & Crew Hospitality is donating 10% of every meal purchase to Second Harvest Heartland—both in-person and to-go orders—on April 24. Additionally, they will offer a round-up opportunity at the time of purchase. Bring your family or friends to one of their five restaurant locations: Stanley’s NE Bar Room, Pub 819, The Block Food+Drink, Duke’s on 7 and The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar.

Every $1 Doubles to Help Provide 6 Meals 

24-Hour Harvest Giving Day is April 24, but you don’t have to wait to help reach our goal of one million meals! Donate now through midnight on April 24 and your gift can DOUBLE in impact, thanks to matching funds from our generous sponsors. That means every $1 can now provide 6 meals for families experiencing hunger.



Thank you to our sponsors:

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