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.

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Upcoming events/promotions

  •  Support Hunger Relief with Deschutes & Tally’s Dockside

    Support Hunger Relief with Deschutes & Tally’s Dockside

    Today to July 11, 2019

    For every Deschutes Brewery pint purchased at Tally’s Dockside on White Bear Lake, one meal will be donated to Second Harvest Heartland. You can also enter to win a trip for two to Oregon and Washington!

  • Drink For A Cause

    Drink For A Cause

    July 1, 2019 to July 31, 2019

    During the month of July, enjoy a $5 pint of Deschutes Lil’ Squeezy at any four Cara Irish Pub locations and one meal will be donated to Second Harvest Heartland!

  • Indeed We Can Give Back Wednesday

    Indeed We Can Give Back Wednesday

    September 4, 2019, 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm

    Join us for a cold beer and some warm fuzzies on September 4th at Indeed Brewing!

  • Plates for Good

    Plates for Good

    September 12, 2019

    Second Harvest Heartland and WCCO Radio present Plates for Good – a celebration of dining out for a cause on Thursday, September 12.

  • Overrule Hunger 2019

    Overrule Hunger 2019

    September 9, 2019 to September 20, 2019

    Join Twin Cities area law firms in the fight to end hunger. From September 9-20, the legal community will compete to support Second Harvest Heartland and the 1 in 8 children in Minnesota who are hungry. Our goal is to raise $30,000 which can allow Second Harvest Heartland to distribute 100,000 meals to kids and their families.

  • Drink For A Cause

    Drink For A Cause

    July 1, 2019 to July 31, 2019

    During the month of July, enjoy a $5 pint of Deschutes Lil’ Squeezy at any four Cara Irish Pub locations and one meal will be donated to Second Harvest Heartland!

  • Indeed We Can Give Back Wednesday

    Indeed We Can Give Back Wednesday

    September 4, 2019, 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm

    Join us for a cold beer and some warm fuzzies on September 4th at Indeed Brewing!

  • Overrule Hunger 2019

    Overrule Hunger 2019

    September 9, 2019 to September 20, 2019

    Join Twin Cities area law firms in the fight to end hunger. From September 9-20, the legal community will compete to support Second Harvest Heartland and the 1 in 8 children in Minnesota who are hungry. Our goal is to raise $30,000 which can allow Second Harvest Heartland to distribute 100,000 meals to kids and their families.

  • Plates for Good

    Plates for Good

    September 12, 2019

    Second Harvest Heartland and WCCO Radio present Plates for Good – a celebration of dining out for a cause on Thursday, September 12.

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Past events/promotions

  • Bushel Boy

    Bushel Boy

    May 19, 2019 to June 9, 2019

    Enjoy fresh, Italian cuisine at Monello or Mama DeCampo’s and you’ll help put fresh tomatoes on the plates of our hungry neighbors. With every purchase of the delicious Veal Chop Parmigiana, Bushel Boy Farms will donate 10 pounds of tomatoes to Second Harvest Heartland.

  • Grand Old Day

    Grand Old Day

    June 2, 2019

    Grassroots movement Grand Old Day Anyway has inspired the community to bring back the beloved St. Paul event, Grand Old Day! New this year is a food & fund drive to support Second Harvest Heartland. Donate online or bring a nonperishable food item to the Grand Old Day parade to support your hungry neighbors.

  • Walmart Fight Hunger Spark Change

    Walmart Fight Hunger Spark Change

    April 22, 2019 to May 20, 2019

    Walmart and Sam’s Club are making it easy for customers to help our hungry neighbors.

  • Stamp Out Hunger

    Stamp Out Hunger

    May 11, 2019

    Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 11 and be part of the largest single-day food drive in the country! Leave a nonperishable bag of food by your mailbox or give online to help your local letter carriers and Second Harvest Heartland fight hunger in our community!

  •  16th Anniversary Dish: Cuisine for Change

    16th Anniversary Dish: Cuisine for Change

    May 2, 2019, 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

    Join us in celebrating the 16th anniversary of Dish: Cuisine for Change on May 2, 2019! As Second Harvest Heartland’s signature fundraising gala, Dish: Cuisine for Change brings the community together to raise funds and awareness to help end hunger in our local communities.

  • University of Minnesota Creative Writing Program’s Annual Benefit for Hunger

    University of Minnesota Creative Writing Program’s Annual Benefit for Hunger

    April 25, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

    Enjoy readings from University of Minnesota assistant professors, while supporting Second Harvest Heartland, at the 11th Annual Benefit for Hunger! This event is free and open to the public.

  • Sawatdee Thai New Year Celebration

    Sawatdee Thai New Year Celebration

    April 16, 2019

    Sawatdee Thai Restaurant invites you to celebrate Song Kran (Thai New Year) with them on April 16th. A special event featuring Thai dancing, a water blessing, and a very special menu will support Second Harvest Heartland.

  • Community for All Brewery Crawl

    Community for All Brewery Crawl

    March 30, 2019, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

    Enjoy a cold brew and support Second Harvest Heartland by participating in Community Alliance’s first annual Brewery Crawl on Saturday, March 30! A portion of every ticket will help provide 45 meals to hungry neighbors.

  • Firenza Pizza Plymouth Grand Opening

    Firenza Pizza Plymouth Grand Opening

    March 12, 2019 to March 16, 2019

    Firenza Pizza is celebrating the grand opening of their new Plymouth location by giving back to hungry neighbors. Download their app, purchase a tasty 10” pizza for just $5, and $2 will be donated back to Second Harvest Heartland.

  • Punch Pizza Food & Fund Drive

    Punch Pizza Food & Fund Drive

    March 11, 2019 to March 15, 2019

    Donate at the register or bring a non-perishable food item to help your local Punch Pizza fight hunger this week – and score some tasty deals while you’re at it!

  • Hy-Vee Feed the Need

    Hy-Vee Feed the Need

    February 1, 2019 to February 28, 2019

    Help “Feed the Need” in our communities by rounding up your purchase at local Hy-Vee stores. All funds raised will go to support Second Harvest Heartland and other food banks serving the one in 11 neighbors who are hungry.

  • Kick Hunger Challenge

    Kick Hunger Challenge

    September 14, 2018 to February 4, 2019

    Team up with the Kick Hunger Challenge and thousands of other football fans across the country to defeat hunger! Show support for your favorite team and become a champion for hunger relief.

  •  Community Pint Night with Korpi Restaurant Group – every Thursday in January

    Community Pint Night with Korpi Restaurant Group – every Thursday in January

    January 3, 2019 to January 31, 2019

    Join Korpi Restaurant Group for their Community Pint Nights every Thursday in January! The Crooked Pint and select Green Mill restaurants are donating $1 to Second Harvest Heartland for every tap Grain Belt Premium beer purchased.

  • White Castle Craver Night – Jan 24

    White Castle Craver Night – Jan 24

    January 24, 2019

    Make White Castle Maplewood your dinner-of-choice on Thursday, January 24. Stop by between 5-8pm and White Castle will donate 15% of sales proceeds to Second Harvest Heartland.

  • Go Show with Hippo Campus – Jan 22

    Go Show with Hippo Campus – Jan 22

    January 22, 2019

    Go 96.3 is teaming up with Hippo Campus to support Second Harvest Heartland at a special invite-only Go Show. Your admission? A non-perishable food item for neighbors in need!

  • Heartbeat for Hunger

    Heartbeat for Hunger

    January 20, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

    Heartbeat for Hunger is an annual concert with local bands designed to attract a new generation of philanthropists, create awareness of the issue of hunger in our community and expose them to Second Harvest Heartland and their efforts to eradicate hunger. This year’s line-up is headlined by Trampled by Turtles with special guests Pert Near Sandstone.

  • Let

    Let's Kick Hunger Radiothon

    January 17, 2019, 6:00 am to 7:00 pm

    Join us for the 10th Annual Let’s Kick Hunger Radiothon! WCCO Radio, Taste of the NFL, Land O’Lakes, General Mills and Compeer Financial are teaming up again for the fundraiser to benefit Second Harvest. Heartland. Be sure to tune into 830AM on January 17, starting at 6 am.

  • Crate and Barrel

    Crate and Barrel

    November 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018

    Donate in-store at Crate and Barrel and you’ll be helping feed hungry neighbors in our community.

  • Whole Foods One Dime at a Time

    Whole Foods One Dime at a Time

    October 22, 2018 to December 31, 2018

    Visit your local Whole Foods now to the end of December and donate your 10¢ bag refund for every bag you reuse while shopping.

  • Bank of America Give a Meal

    Bank of America Give a Meal

    October 22, 2018 to December 31, 2018

    Donate to the Give A Meal campaign to help break the cycle of hunger in our community.

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