If you cannot find the answer to your question here, please refer to the Coordinator’s Guide located in the Toolkit.

Does Second Harvest Heartland have food or money collection containers we can use?

Yes, we have both money and food collection containers that can be picked up at either of our locations listed below. Depending on the size of your drive, we have two food donation containers available:

  • Cardboard box – stores flat, opens to 19¾″ x 15″ x 16″ – holds about 40 lbs. You will need to tape the bottom securely with packing tape.
  • Plastic barrel – approx. 3′ tall, 24″ diameter – holds about 150 lbs.

If you are hosting a large drive and need multiple barrels, call 651-209-7915 to discuss the best way to get these to your location. You are also welcome to use your own food donation containers and print off collection posters from the toolkit to attach to your container.

Where can I drop off my food and money donations when my drive is done?

Donations can be dropped off at either of our locations Monday through Friday.

Second Harvest Heartland East
1140 Gervais Ave.
Maplewood, MN 55109

7:30 am to 12:00 pm
Use Door 34 on north side of building

12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Check in at front desk

Second Harvest Heartland North
7101 Winnetka Avenue N.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55428

7:30 am to 3:30 pm
Use Door 20

Can Second Harvest Heartland pick up my donations?

For drives that generate 500 lbs. or more (the equivalent of a filled SUV or pickup truck), we can coordinate a pick up. We do require a one-week notice January–September, and a two-week notice October–December. Arrange to have your donations ready for pick up on the first floor of your building. If you have a large amount of food, please have someone from your organization available to assist the driver.

What are the most needed food items?

Our most needed items are meat and protein, canned fruits and vegetables, cereal, grains, low sodium or low-sugar foods, personal care products and cleaning supplies. Click here to print the list.

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Questions? Contact Julie Greene, Corporate Engagement Coordinator at 651-209-7915 or via email at jgreene@2harvest.org.

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