We Depend on You

Last year, volunteers from school and church groups, corporations, group homes, civic and youth organizations and more, took time to help us with over 132,000 hours of volunteer time. Without this tremendous contribution, our hungry neighbors would not receive the food they need.

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A wide variety of ways to give your time


Sort and Repack Food

Every day we need more than 300 volunteers to help us get food to people in need. Sign Up for a Shift


Skilled Volunteer Opportunities

Share your special skills and knowledge with us to support hunger relief on an as-needed basis. Learn More


Fresh Produce Distribution

Help distribute grocery products and fresh produce directly to clients at sites accross the Twin Cities. Learn More


Mobile Packing Events

We can coordinate large food packing activities to be held at your business or event location. Learn More

Volunteer Appreciation Video

Volunteer Spotlight

For Pam, she has a bit of a smorgasbord of volunteer roles. She gives time going to different events and speaking on behalf of Second Harvest Heartland, helping with setting up our new interns and working on Dish, our largest event of the year. As to what drew her to Second Harvest Heartland in the first place, hunger is something Pam’s always thought about.

“It’s such a basic need,” Pam said. “With kids obviously, they need food to be productive at school. There are a lot of elderly people who don’t get food. Families even, for whatever reason, don’t have the financial means for the right amount of food.”

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