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.

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Upcoming events/promotions

  • Overrule Hunger 2019

    Overrule Hunger 2019

    Today 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.

  • 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.

  • Subway Feeding the Need

    Subway Feeding the Need

    Today 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.

  • 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.

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Past events/promotions

  • 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.

  • Firenza Pizza Plymouth Grand Opening

    Firenza Pizza Plymouth Grand Opening

    March 12, 2019 to March 16, 2019

    Firenza Pizza is celebrating the grand opening of their new Plymouth location by giving back to hungry neighbors. Download their app, purchase a tasty 10” pizza for just $5, and $2 will be donated back to Second Harvest Heartland.

  • Punch Pizza Food & Fund Drive

    Punch Pizza Food & Fund Drive

    March 11, 2019 to March 15, 2019

    Donate at the register or bring a non-perishable food item to help your local Punch Pizza fight hunger this week – and score some tasty deals while you’re at it!

  • Hy-Vee Feed the Need

    Hy-Vee Feed the Need

    February 1, 2019 to February 28, 2019

    Help “Feed the Need” in our communities by rounding up your purchase at local Hy-Vee stores. All funds raised will go to support Second Harvest Heartland and other food banks serving the one in 11 neighbors who are hungry.

  • Go Show with Hippo Campus – Jan 22

    Go Show with Hippo Campus – Jan 22

    January 22, 2019

    Go 96.3 is teaming up with Hippo Campus to support Second Harvest Heartland at a special invite-only Go Show. Your admission? A non-perishable food item for neighbors in need!

  • Heartbeat for Hunger

    Heartbeat for Hunger

    January 20, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

    Heartbeat for Hunger is an annual concert with local bands designed to attract a new generation of philanthropists, create awareness of the issue of hunger in our community and expose them to Second Harvest Heartland and their efforts to eradicate hunger. This year’s line-up is headlined by Trampled by Turtles with special guests Pert Near Sandstone.

  • Let

    Let's Kick Hunger Radiothon

    January 17, 2019, 6:00 am to 7:00 pm

    Join us for the 10th Annual Let’s Kick Hunger Radiothon! WCCO Radio, Taste of the NFL, Land O’Lakes, General Mills and Compeer Financial are teaming up again for the fundraiser to benefit Second Harvest. Heartland. Be sure to tune into 830AM on January 17, starting at 6 am.

  • Whole Foods One Dime at a Time

    Whole Foods One Dime at a Time

    October 22, 2018 to December 31, 2018

    Visit your local Whole Foods now to the end of December and donate your 10¢ bag refund for every bag you reuse while shopping.

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