Events and Promotions Calendar

Check the Second Harvest Heartland Calendar of Events and Promotions often to discover when, where and how you can participate to bring hope and food to people who need it.

We welcome organizations that are seeking a charity partner for their event. If you're planning an event, please let us know.

Upcoming events/promotions

  • Give to the Max Day

    Give to the Max Day

    Today to November 14, 2019

    Give to the Max Day 2019 is scheduled for Thursday, November 14! Plan to join GiveMN and thousands of Minnesota nonprofits and schools as we raise millions of dollars together for the organizations which make our communities stronger.

  • Walser Drive to End Hunger

    Walser Drive to End Hunger

    Today to November 18, 2019

    Walser Automotive is donating $1 for every pound of food collected at their 19 local dealerships. Stop by with a nonperishable food item or give monetarily online to support Second Harvest Heartland.

  • Movies for Meals

    Movies for Meals

    Today to November 19, 2019

    Second Harvest Heartland has teamed up with iHeartMedia to offer free movies this November.

  • 35th Annual Nordic American Thanksgiving Breakfast

    35th Annual Nordic American Thanksgiving Breakfast

    November 26, 2019

    Join us for the 35th Annual Sons of Norway Nordic American Thanksgiving Breakfast

  • KARE 11  Food Fight 2019

    KARE 11 Food Fight 2019

    November 26, 2019, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

    Join your favorite anchor’s team to support Second Harvest Heartland and local families in need.

  • Turkey Day 5K

    Turkey Day 5K

    November 28, 2019, 8:00 a.m.

    Warm up your Thanksgiving appetite with the 32nd Annual Turkey Day 5K

  • Crate and Barrel Holiday Campaign

    Crate and Barrel Holiday Campaign

    Today to December 31, 2019

    Crate and Barrel invites you to celebrate the holiday season by giving back.

  • Wells Fargo Holiday campaign

    Wells Fargo Holiday campaign

    Today to December 31, 2019

    Wells Fargo is giving back this holiday season in a big way. Join them by donating at your local Wells Fargo ATM, online, or via text, to impact local families who are hungry. Donations will be matched up to $25,000!

  • Gott for Good

    Gott for Good

    Today to December 31, 2019

    Joel Gott Wines is doing their part to fight hunger this holiday season. You can help!

  • Let’s Kick Hunger Day

    Let’s Kick Hunger Day

    January 16, 2020

    Please join us at Let’s Kick Hunger Day Radiothon

  • Thursdays with Thielen

    Thursdays with Thielen

    Today to February 2, 2020

    MN Vikings wide receiver, Adam Thielen, is teaming up with Hormel Chili to fight local hunger! Every yard Adam gains on the field this season means more meals on the tables of our hungry neighbors.

  • KARE 11  Food Fight 2019

    KARE 11 Food Fight 2019

    November 26, 2019, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

    Join your favorite anchor’s team to support Second Harvest Heartland and local families in need.

  • 35th Annual Nordic American Thanksgiving Breakfast

    35th Annual Nordic American Thanksgiving Breakfast

    November 26, 2019

    Join us for the 35th Annual Sons of Norway Nordic American Thanksgiving Breakfast

  • Turkey Day 5K

    Turkey Day 5K

    November 28, 2019, 8:00 a.m.

    Warm up your Thanksgiving appetite with the 32nd Annual Turkey Day 5K

  • Let’s Kick Hunger Day

    Let’s Kick Hunger Day

    January 16, 2020

    Please join us at Let’s Kick Hunger Day Radiothon

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Past events/promotions

  • TJX Companies Holiday Campaign

    TJX Companies Holiday Campaign

    November 1, 2019 to November 3, 2019

    This holiday season, help support local families facing hunger by donating at the register of your local TJMaxx, Marshalls, Home Goods, or Sierra Trading Post stores.

  • Iron Fork

    Iron Fork

    October 24, 2019, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

    Get Your Taste Buds Ready for Iron Fork

  • Subway Feeding the Need

    Subway Feeding the Need

    September 1, 2019 to September 30, 2019

    This September, during Hunger Action Month, local Subway restaurants are partnering with Feeding America and local member food banks across the country to help fight hunger.

  • Twin Cities Cocktail Week - Generous Spirits Bar Program

    Twin Cities Cocktail Week - Generous Spirits Bar Program

    September 22, 2019 to September 29, 2019

    Cocktails taste good, but can they do good too? Yes! We think they can! That's why Twin Cities Cocktail Week was created.

  • Vintner Uncorked

    Vintner Uncorked

    September 27, 2019, 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm

    Raise your glass and support a great cause.

  • LiveMenu Art Wine Mead Pop-up to Benefit the Hungry

    LiveMenu Art Wine Mead Pop-up to Benefit the Hungry

    September 22, 2019, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

    LiveMenu hosts their first annual Art Wine Mead Pop-up to Benefit the Hungry on Sunday, September 22 from 5-7pm. Look at fine art, taste mead from Minnesota’s first meadery, and learn about LiveMenu’s efforts to support hungry neighbors in our community.

  • Overrule Hunger 2019

    Overrule Hunger 2019

    September 9, 2019 to September 20, 2019

    Join Twin Cities area law firms in the fight to end hunger. From September 9-20, the legal community will compete to support Second Harvest Heartland and the 1 in 8 children in Minnesota who are hungry. Our goal is to raise $30,000 which can allow Second Harvest Heartland to distribute 100,000 meals to kids and their families.

  • Plates for Good

    Plates for Good

    September 12, 2019

    Second Harvest Heartland and WCCO Radio present Plates for Good – a celebration of dining out for a cause on Thursday, September 12.

  • Indeed We Can Give Back Wednesday

    Indeed We Can Give Back Wednesday

    September 4, 2019, 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm

    Join us for a cold beer and some warm fuzzies on September 4th at Indeed Brewing!

  • Day with Dalvin: Cook Out & Combine

    Day with Dalvin: Cook Out & Combine

    August 31, 2019

    Join Minnesota Vikings running back, Dalvin Cook, for a day of food and fun to raise awareness and end hunger in Minnesota.

  • Star Tribune State Fair Preview Event

    Star Tribune State Fair Preview Event

    August 15, 2019, 11:30 am

    It’s time to get ready for the 2019 Minnesota State Fair! Join us for a preview party sampling fair food favorites at Star Tribune in downtown Minneapolis.

  • Drink For A Cause

    Drink For A Cause

    July 1, 2019 to July 31, 2019

    During the month of July, enjoy a $5 pint of Deschutes Lil’ Squeezy at any four Cara Irish Pub locations and one meal will be donated to Second Harvest Heartland!

  •  Support Hunger Relief with Deschutes & Tally’s Dockside

    Support Hunger Relief with Deschutes & Tally’s Dockside

    June 13, 2019 to July 11, 2019

    For every Deschutes Brewery pint purchased at Tally’s Dockside on White Bear Lake, one meal will be donated to Second Harvest Heartland. You can also enter to win a trip for two to Oregon and Washington!

  • Bushel Boy

    Bushel Boy

    May 19, 2019 to June 9, 2019

    Enjoy fresh, Italian cuisine at Monello or Mama DeCampo’s and you’ll help put fresh tomatoes on the plates of our hungry neighbors. With every purchase of the delicious Veal Chop Parmigiana, Bushel Boy Farms will donate 10 pounds of tomatoes to Second Harvest Heartland.

  • Grand Old Day

    Grand Old Day

    June 2, 2019

    Grassroots movement Grand Old Day Anyway has inspired the community to bring back the beloved St. Paul event, Grand Old Day! New this year is a food & fund drive to support Second Harvest Heartland. Donate online or bring a nonperishable food item to the Grand Old Day parade to support your hungry neighbors.

  • Stamp Out Hunger

    Stamp Out Hunger

    May 11, 2019

    Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 11 and be part of the largest single-day food drive in the country! Leave a nonperishable bag of food by your mailbox or give online to help your local letter carriers and Second Harvest Heartland fight hunger in our community!

  •  16th Anniversary Dish: Cuisine for Change

    16th Anniversary Dish: Cuisine for Change

    May 2, 2019, 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

    Join us in celebrating the 16th anniversary of Dish: Cuisine for Change on May 2, 2019! As Second Harvest Heartland’s signature fundraising gala, Dish: Cuisine for Change brings the community together to raise funds and awareness to help end hunger in our local communities.

  • University of Minnesota Creative Writing Program’s Annual Benefit for Hunger

    University of Minnesota Creative Writing Program’s Annual Benefit for Hunger

    April 25, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

    Enjoy readings from University of Minnesota assistant professors, while supporting Second Harvest Heartland, at the 11th Annual Benefit for Hunger! This event is free and open to the public.

  • Sawatdee Thai New Year Celebration

    Sawatdee Thai New Year Celebration

    April 16, 2019

    Sawatdee Thai Restaurant invites you to celebrate Song Kran (Thai New Year) with them on April 16th. A special event featuring Thai dancing, a water blessing, and a very special menu will support Second Harvest Heartland.

  • Community for All Brewery Crawl

    Community for All Brewery Crawl

    March 30, 2019, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

    Enjoy a cold brew and support Second Harvest Heartland by participating in Community Alliance’s first annual Brewery Crawl on Saturday, March 30! A portion of every ticket will help provide 45 meals to hungry neighbors.

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