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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.

Bring your virtual drive to life using our new Hope Book, which highlights real life stories of neighbors supported by Second Harvest Heartland.

The Hope Book gives you the opportunity to directly impact the kids, families and seniors we serve by providing nutritious food and support that impacts their lives. Register to host an individual or company-specific virtual drive and share the Hope Book with your team and your friends.

Physical copies of the Hope Book are also available! Email drive@2harvest.org to request your copy.

Start a virtual drive today.

Benefits of hosting a virtual drive:

No heavy boxes!

We can provide 3 complete meals for what it would cost you to purchase 1 can of food.

Fresh, nutritious foods like produce, dairy, meats and bread.

Real-time thermometer promotes participation and tracks progress towards your goal.

You can use any major credit card for payment on a secure site and donors will receive an e-receipt confirming their donations immediately.

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.


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.

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

best buy digital team 2018

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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