Second Harvest Heartland relies on donations from community partners including grocery stores, manufacturers, farmers, restaurants and individuals to support our mission to end hunger together.
COVID-19 Update: To maximize safety and efficiency, we encourage that walk-up food donations from individuals—as well as food drive donations—be delivered directly to one of our food shelf and nonprofit partners. Visit hungersolutions.org to find a food shelf or other hunger-relief program in your area.
Donations from the food industry
Donations from food industry manufacturers, distributors and retailers are the backbone of our hunger-fighting efforts. Whether donated products are first-run, surplus, or perishable, we work together to put this food to good use.
Donations from farmers/growers
We partner with farmers and growers who share a portion of their harvest or crop revenue to help families in need.
Donations from individuals/groups
Make a financial donation
Donating money is the most effective way to get food to our neighbors. Second Harvest Heartland combines your dollars with large-scale food donations from grocery stores, farmers and other partners, multiplying your gift to make the biggest impact possible. For every $1 donated, Second Harvest Heartland and our hunger-relief partners can distribute over $7 worth of food and groceries.
Host a virtual drive
During this time of high demand, consider hosting a fundraiser instead of a food drive to make a bigger impact on hunger in our communities. It’s easy to set up an online fundraiser to collect donations from your network of friends, family, or coworkers.
Food donations from individuals / walk-up donations
Non-perishable food donations from individuals are accepted at our facilities. However, at this time we encourage you to deliver all individual food donations directly to a community hunger-relief partner to maximize efficiency and get food to those who need it as quickly as possible. Visit hungersolutions.org to find a food shelf or other hunger-relief program in your area.