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 are transforming $1 into 3 mealsfor 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!


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.

We have to tools below to make it easy.

Two ways to host a Food & Fund Drive

  1. Virtual Food & Fund Drive - biggest impact!computer foam background

    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 = 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:Food 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

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 651.290.7979 or via email at

Food & Fund Drive Featured Partner - Cray Inc.

CrayLogoThe mission of the MOA Cray Cares Committee at Cray Inc. is to assist charitable organizations in surrounding communities, financially and with volunteer hours. While building supercomputers to solve the most challenging scientific problems, employees took time out to cook up soups, bread and appetizers for an annual “Souper Bowl” cook-off. All employees were invited to taste the culinary masterpieces and vote for their favorite with dollars. Proceeds were matched by Cray and donated to Second Harvest Heartland.

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