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Get Involved

You can help end hunger and solve food insecurity in the heartland. From donating money or time to advocating or hosting a fund drive, we can help you find a way to get involved in supporting your neighbors facing hunger.

Join a force of neighbors to end hunger!


With more families than ever needing help, the pervasiveness of hunger is undeniable. But, our ongoing efforts make it easier for our neighbors who need food assistance to reach out for help.

Together, we’re a mighty force in our community, working to raise awareness of the hunger divide, advocate for those in need and help struggling families, children and seniors keep their fridges filled.

9,348 Volunteers

Donated their time and talents to our mission last year.

58,000 Individual Donors

Chose to make a financial gift to end hunger last year.

107 Million Meals

Were provided last year to our neighbors who reached out for help.

Anne and Steve DiFiore


Join Anne & Steve DiFiore

“We just saw a greater need for not only donations but restored faith in people. We wanted people to know there were people out there that wanted to help.”


There’s a role for each of us to play in helping our hungry neighbors move from stress and insecurity to relief and stability. We need your help!
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Give Financially

Every $1 donated can provide 3 meals. Make a one-time or recurring financial gift and get food where it’s needed most. Explore the options for financial giving.

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Sign up for a food sorting and packing shift at our Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, food bank or help out with skill-based volunteer projects. We welcome individuals and groups.

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Anti-hunger policies are vital in connecting those in need with food resources. Review critical topics and learn how to support our efforts.

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Host a Fund Drive

Virtual hunger drives help us provide fresh, nutritious foods like produce, dairy and protein. Take action in your network by running an event.

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Donate Food

As a regional food bank, we rely on large-scale donations from food industry manufacturers, distributors and retailers. Learn more about our operations and ways individuals can donate food.

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Attend An Event

Find local events and promotions that support hunger relief efforts. Participating or hosting helps bring hope to hungry people.

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Make a big difference as a

Teaming up with Second Harvest Heartland can help build your brand, engage your employees and show your commitment to ending hunger in our community.