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One of the many ways you can get involved in the work of ending hunger is by participating in a hunger-fighting event. From in-person activities to virtual organizing to supporting local retailers and companies, see a complete list below.

Attending an Event or Supporting a Local Promotion Helps End Hunger

Find the opportunity that's best for you below. And if you're a company or group looking to launch your own event, complete our partnership interest form and we'll be in touch.

Current and Upcoming Events

Walk to End Hunger

Walk to End Hunger

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Walk to End Hunger

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This Thanksgiving, join us at the Mall of America for the 15th-annual Walk to End Hunger! We are excited to welcome hunger fighters back to an in-person format for this longtime Thanksgiving tradition, which has raised over $3,000,000 for hunger-relief efforts in Minnesota since its inception in 2008.

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Caribou Coffee Give Points Fill Plates Campaign

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Caribou Coffee Give Points Fill Plates Campaign

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Beginning on Thursday, November 17 and continuing until Wednesday, December 28 you can donate 200 Perks Points via the Caribou Coffee app, in-store or online and Caribou will give $5 to Second Harvest on your behalf.

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A Minnesota Holiday, Vol. 14 by Phil Thompson Productions

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A Minnesota Holiday, Vol. 14 by Phil Thompson Productions

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Minnesota’s favorite holiday soundtrack is back! For the past 13 years, Woodbury singer and pianist Phil Thompson has recruited his fellow Minnesota musicians to contribute a song to his annual charity CD “A Minnesota Holiday”. Sales of this year’s Vol. 14 album, in-store and online, will be supporting Second Harvest Heartland.

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Twin Cities in Motion Turkey Day 5K

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Twin Cities in Motion Turkey Day 5K

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Run the Turkey Day 5K on Thanksgiving morning before you sit down to feast with your family. Now a Twin Cities in Motion event, Turkey Day 5K supports Second Harvest Heartland.

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Whole Foods Shop Local, Give Local Campaign

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Whole Foods Shop Local, Give Local Campaign

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Whole Foods Market invites customers to join them in giving back to support hunger relief in two key ways this holiday season: Give Local through a donation at the register or Shop Local purchasing any local product. Whole Foods will match 100% of the proceeds. Donations and purchases at local Whole Foods Markets in our service area directly support Second Harvest Heartland.

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American Eagle Holiday Campaign

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American Eagle Holiday Campaign

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American Eagle is committed to fighting hunger and they’re asking customers to join them in this worthy cause. This holiday season, donate at checkout to support Second Harvest Heartland and give the gift of stability to Minnesotans in need. All donations made at American Eagle stores in our service area directly support our work to end hunger in the heartland.

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Crate & Barrel Holiday Campaign

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Crate & Barrel Holiday Campaign

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For the sixth year, Crate & Barrel invites you to celebrate the holiday season by giving back. From November 17 – December 24, you will have the opportunity to donate at the register and online to support Feeding America food banks. Donations made at local Crate & Barrel stores in Edina and Uptown, will directly benefit Second Harvest Heartland.

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Affinity Plus Coins for a Cause

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Affinity Plus Coins for a Cause

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Donate your extra coins at participating Affinity Plus branches to help your neighbors experiencing hunger this winter. Affinity Plus will match donations to MN food banks, up to $25,000.

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Carats for Carrots with EC Design

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Carats for Carrots with EC Design

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It's time for Carats for Carrots, EC Design's annual campaign to support Second Harvest Heartland! This year we're making it super easy for you to help this amazing organization. From Thanksgiving through December 31, 2022, EC Design is donating 5% of all sales to Second Harvest Heartland. It's a great way to give gifts that give back to the community. Shop in person at our NE Minneapolis studio or online!

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12 Days of Parkway Pizza

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12 Days of Parkway Pizza

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This year, Parkway is thanking neighborhood non-profits by giving 5% of all evening sales to local charities the first 12 days of December.

Second Harvest Heartland is grateful to be the recipient of Parkway Longfellow’s evening sales (dine-in and online) from December 1-12 to support our neighbors facing hunger.

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Ongoing Promotions

Community Alliance

Looking for a fun way to support Second Harvest Heartland? Download the Community Alliance App to receive exclusive food, drink and entertainment specials at over 100 Minnesota businesses. Additionally, you can enjoy monthly BOGO drinks at 70+ locations! New locations are added every month so you will never run out of places to explore. Annual memberships are only $5 per month, with 50% of your subscription profit going back to Community Alliance’s mission of feeding the food insecure. Sign up today and make sure to select Second Harvest Heartland as your benefiting organization!

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Amazon Smile. You shop. Amazon Gives

Did you know you can generate donations for Second Harvest Heartland every time you shop through Amazon? Simply visit smile.amazon.com to select Second Harvest Heartland as your charity of choice. From there, shop and feel good about the purchases you make knowing Amazon will donation 0.5% of your eligible purchases to support hunger relief. There are no fees or extra cost to shop with AmazonSmile.

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Dine for Dinners

Dine4Dinners works to combat hunger in partnership with organizations, such as Second Harvest Heartland, that provide meals for those in need of daily nourishment through dependable, reliable, and sustainable sources. Providing a unique, intimate in-home dining experience, Dine4Dinners inspires clients to give back to those who are faced daily with food insecurity. One quarter of the cost of the dining experience goes to a food charity selected by the client and the donation is made by the client. Since founding in June 2020, Dine4Dinners has delivered several experiences, providing 31,035 meals! 

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Simeks One Gives One

SIMEK’s is dedicated to providing great food for the greater good - that’s why they’re partnering with Feeding America to provide meals to hungry neighbors in need. One meal will be generously donated to Second Harvest Heartland for each SIMEK’s product purchased at local grocers in our service area.

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Rescue and Reward with Lunds and Byerlys

Bring your reusable Lunds & Byerlys bags each time you shop at one of their stores, and you’ll not only reduce our impact on the environment you’ll also help those in need. For every one of these reusable bags used to bag groceries at Lunds & Byerlys stores, the company will make a 5 cent donation to Second Harvest Heartland. 

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Galactic Pizza

At Galactic Pizza, they serve pizza with a conscience. They value creativity, community and sustainability. Their mission is to inspire others to help save the Earth by creating a fun example of what the future would look like if businesses geared themselves towards more sustainable values. One of the many initiatives Galactic Pizza engages in to fulfill their mission is to donate $1 to Second Harvest Heartland every time a customer orders the namesake pizza, “The Second Harvest Heartland”! Stop by and help make a difference today (2917 Lyndale Ave S in Minneapolis). 

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Hillary's Heartland Hunger Relief Gift Baskets

Hillary's Heartland Hunger Relief Gift Basket can help you show appreciation, say thank you or send well-wishes.

Purchase a Heartland Hunger Relief Gift Basket filled with sweet and salty treats for your business associates, friends or family and 10% of the proceeds will be donated to Second Harvest Heartland. Each basket will include a special card acknowledging that this is a Gift that Gives.

For orders of 10 or more gift baskets, please call 952-933-8365 or email service@askhillarys.com

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