Host a Food & Fund Drive

Food & Fund Drives have served as a staple for collecting donations for food banks like Second Harvest Heartland for decades. However, traditional food drives are changing as food shelves and partners continue to seek out fresh, more nutritious food for their clients.

That’s where Second Harvest Heartland’s Virtual Food Drive tool comes in.

When you host a Virtual Food Drive for Second Harvest Heartland, you can transform $1 into 3 meals for hungry children, seniors, and adults in our community. Better yet, your Virtual Drive will help put fresh foods including produce, dairy and meat, on the tables of those who need it most. The impact is astounding!

Two ways to host a Food & Fund Drive

  1. Virtual Food & Fund Drive - biggest impact!

    Our easiest and most efficient drive. A great way to engage employees, coworkers, family and friends in the fight to end hunger, your Virtual Drive will have a dedicated donation page where you can see the progress you’re making towards your goal in real time.  Every $1 donated can = 3 meals and we can turn $1 into $7 worth of grocery products.

  2. Register for a Virtual Food & Fund Drive

  1. Traditional Food & Fund Drive:

    Host a more traditional drive collecting shelf-stable foods and monetary donations. 3.6 pounds of food (about 4 cans) = 3 meals.

  2. Register for a Traditional Drive

Our Food & Fund drive program is changing to help support a more sustainable support system for our hungry neighbors. Learn more about how you can make the biggest impact, through your drive with this short video.

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.

Resources for your drive

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

Want to donate to an existing Virtual Food & Fund Drive?

To donate to an existing virtual drive, search for your organization, family member or friend’s drive.

Find a Drive

Need help? Contact us

AnneLaskeyQuestions? Contact Anne Laskey, Community Engagement Coordinator, at 651.209.7979 or via email at

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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