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Start a Virtual Drive

Everything’s easier when you do it online – even food drives!

The Second Harvest Heartland virtual drive is a representational giving tool that allows organizations and individuals to host an online food drive. Our virtual drive tool allows us to serve more people, more efficiently.

Start a virtual drive today.

Benefits of hosting a virtual drive:

  • Easy to use and manage
  • Most impactful—we can provide 3 complete meals for what it would cost you to purchase 1 can of food
  • Funds raised help provide fresh, nutritious foods like produce, dairy and protein
  • Allows for group participation and competition
  • Transactions are completed within minutes
  • Saves Second Harvest Heartland time and resources incurred by a physical food drive

Increase your Employee Engagement with a Virtual Food Drive

Slalom, a Minneapolis-based consulting firm, has hosted a virtual food drive for the past five years. Their teams get excited about helping provide fresh, healthy food to hungry neighbors. To see their impact, Slalom brings their employees to sort and repack produce at Second Harvest Heartland! Check out our blog to learn more about Slalom’s drive and tips to start your own.

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Every dollar and every pound of food count, so whether you choose to host a Virtual Food & Fund Drive or want to go the more traditional route, your drive will help us feed our hungry neighbors in need.

If you plan to host a traditional food drive collecting shelf-stable foods and financial donations, please register here.

Resources for your drive

To make your drive a success please consider using resources from our toolkit.

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Virtual Food Drive Coordinator’s Guide

Traditional Food Drives

COVID-19 Procedure for Collection of Food Donations

Second Harvest Heartland is currently not accepting large quantity food drive donations. We are instead encouraging that all food donations be delivered directly to our food shelf partners to ensure maximum efficiency in getting donated items to the people who need them. We appreciate your understanding during this time of incredible demand on our operations staff. A great resource in finding somewhere to donate your items is Hunger Solutions. By entering a zip code or address into their Food Shelf Finder, you can discover hunger-fighting sites and programs in your area. You will also see information on drop-off dates and times, as well as a phone number and/or website for each site.

Need help? Contact us

MaddieQuestions? Contact Maddie Archbold, Community Engagement Coordinator, at 651.282.0899 or via email at marchbold@2harvest.org.

Food & Fund Drive Featured Partner - Best Buy

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Employees from Best Buy's corporate digital team went head-to-head in one of the biggest food drives of the year. Motivated by competition, and a deep desire to give back, Best Buy employees raised a total of 11,656 pounds to help put 9,713 meals on the tables of families facing hunger this holiday season. Job well done and thank you, Best Buy!

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