Start a Virtual Food Drive

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

The Second Harvest Heartland virtual food 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.

Virtual food drives are for everyone! Register to host a virtual food drive as an individual or as part of a team. Your drive can be customized to meet the needs of your organization, your church group, your family, or yourself.

Start a virtual food drive today.

Benefits of hosting a virtual food 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

AnneLaskeyQuestions? Contact Anne Laskey, Community Engagement Coordinator, at 651.209.7979 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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