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

  • 34th Annual Nordic American Thanksgiving Breakfast

    34th Annual Nordic American Thanksgiving Breakfast

    November 20, 2018, 7:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.

    You’re invited to attend the 34th Nordic American Thanksgiving Breakfast in a celebration of thankfulness for the privileges of freedom, faith, family and friends.

  • Movies 4 Meals Marathon

    Movies 4 Meals Marathon

    Today to November 20, 2018

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

  • Let’s Dish! – Now thru Nov 22

    Let’s Dish! – Now thru Nov 22

    Today to November 22, 2018

    The more you dish, the more they give. For every 15 Let’s Dish! meals made now through Thanksgiving, they’ll donate an additional meal to Second Harvest Heartland.

  • Turkey Day 5K

    Turkey Day 5K

    November 22, 2018, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Celebrating 30 years of Minneapolis tradition! Warm up your Thanksgiving appetite with the Life Time Turkey Day 5K.

  • Sack Hunger in Minnesota

    Sack Hunger in Minnesota

    Ends November 30, 2018

    Waymouth Farms is partnering with the Gopher Football Team to Sack Hunger in Minnesota! With each defensive sack by the Gophers this season, Waymouth Farms will donate 100 pounds of food to Second Harvest Heartland.

  • EC Design

    EC Design

    Today to November 30, 2018

    EC Design jewelry is hand-forged and fabricated by Artist Emily C. Johnson and her assistant. During the month of November, they’re donating 10% of their sales to Second Harvest Heartland.

  • Integra Dental

    Integra Dental

    Today to November 30, 2018

    Your clean teeth can help feed hungry neighbors in our community. For every new patient Integra Dental sees this November, they’ll donate $10 to Second Harvest Heartland

  • Chipotle - Dec 13

    Chipotle - Dec 13

    December 13, 2018, 10:45 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

    Make eating a selfless act. Dine at any MN Chipotle on Dec 13 and tell them you’re supporting the cause! 33% of proceeds will benefit Second Harvest Heartland and local Feeding America food banks.

  • Whole Foods One Dime at a Time

    Whole Foods One Dime at a Time

    Today 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.

  • Bank of America Give a Meal

    Bank of America Give a Meal

    Today to December 31, 2018

    DOUBLE your impact this season. Donate to the Give A Meal campaign and for every $1 you contribute, Bank of America will give $2 more to help break the cycle of hunger in our community.

  • Crate and Barrel

    Crate and Barrel

    Today to December 31, 2018

    Donate in-store at Crate and Barrel and you’ll be helping feed hungry neighbors in our community.

  • Wells Fargo Holiday campaign – Nov 13-Dec 31

    Wells Fargo Holiday campaign – Nov 13-Dec 31

    Today to December 31, 2018

    Join Wells Fargo making a HUGE impact on hungry families this holiday season. Donate at a local Wells Fargo ATM or online, and all donations will be matched $1 for $1, supporting Second Harvest Heartland!

  • Kick Hunger Challenge

    Kick Hunger Challenge

    Today to February 4, 2019

    Team up with the Kick Hunger Challenge and thousands of other football fans across the country to defeat hunger! Show support for your favorite team and become a champion for hunger relief.

  • 34th Annual Nordic American Thanksgiving Breakfast

    34th Annual Nordic American Thanksgiving Breakfast

    November 20, 2018, 7:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.

    You’re invited to attend the 34th Nordic American Thanksgiving Breakfast in a celebration of thankfulness for the privileges of freedom, faith, family and friends.

  • Turkey Day 5K

    Turkey Day 5K

    November 22, 2018, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Celebrating 30 years of Minneapolis tradition! Warm up your Thanksgiving appetite with the Life Time Turkey Day 5K.

  • Chipotle - Dec 13

    Chipotle - Dec 13

    December 13, 2018, 10:45 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

    Make eating a selfless act. Dine at any MN Chipotle on Dec 13 and tell them you’re supporting the cause! 33% of proceeds will benefit Second Harvest Heartland and local Feeding America food banks.

  • Sack Hunger in Minnesota

    Sack Hunger in Minnesota

    Ends November 30, 2018

    Waymouth Farms is partnering with the Gopher Football Team to Sack Hunger in Minnesota! With each defensive sack by the Gophers this season, Waymouth Farms will donate 100 pounds of food to Second Harvest Heartland.

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Past events/promotions

  • Subway Celebrates World Sandwich Day

    Subway Celebrates World Sandwich Day

    November 3, 2018 to November 9, 2018

    For every online order placed via Subway’s mobile app, Subway will donate one meal to Feeding America food banks like Second Harvest Heartland.

  • Iron Fork

    Iron Fork

    November 8, 2018, 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

    After a sellout event in 2017, City Pages Iron Fork is back for another flavorful evening of cocktails, cuisine and competition.

  • TJX Companies Holiday Campaign

    TJX Companies Holiday Campaign

    November 2, 2018 to November 4, 2018

    Donate at the your local TJMaxx, Marshalls, Home Goods, or Sierra Trading Post to provide meals to families experiencing hunger this holiday season.

  • Modo Yoga selects Second Harvest as their Karma Charity of the month!

    Modo Yoga selects Second Harvest as their Karma Charity of the month!

    October 1, 2018 to October 31, 2018

    Modo Yoga partners with a variety of organizations throughout the year - both local and international. One way in which they support their community is to highlight a different charity each month.

  • Bachman’s Fall Ideas House

    Bachman’s Fall Ideas House

    September 13, 2018 to October 7, 2018

    Welcome autumn and discover a fresh crop of home decorating trends and fall inspiration with a $5 self-guided tour through Bachman’s Fall Ideas House! 20% of Ideas House admission proceeds benefit Second Harvest Heartland.

  • Al Vento Turns 15

    Al Vento Turns 15

    October 4, 2018, 6:00pm to 9:00pm

    We so so love our Nokomis neighborhood and everyone that has supported us over the changing years. We would love it if you all celebrated with us.

  • Indeed We Can Give Back Wednesday

    Indeed We Can Give Back Wednesday

    October 3, 2018, 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm

    Share a pint or two at one of the best craft breweries around, and support local hunger relief!

  • Plates for Good

    Plates for Good

    September 10, 2018 to September 30, 2018

    Every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday in September, dine at participating Plates for Good restaurants throughout the Twin Cities to help end hunger in our community.

  • George & the Dragon Pub

    George & the Dragon Pub

    September 1, 2018 to September 30, 2018

    Dine at George & the Dragon Pub throughout the month of September and for every meal served they’ll donate TWO meals to Second Harvest Heartland.

  • Drink For A Cause

    Drink For A Cause

    September 1, 2018 to September 30, 2018

    For every pint of Deschutes Fresh Haze IPA purchased during the month of September, 1 meal will go towards feeding hungry neighbors.

  • Tailspin Band Benefit Concert

    Tailspin Band Benefit Concert

    September 29, 2018, 8:00 pm to 12:30 am

    Rock and country band, Tailspin, will be holding its 14th annual concert at Schuller’s Tavern to benefit Second Harvest Heartland.

  • Overrule Hunger 2018

    Overrule Hunger 2018

    September 10, 2018 to September 21, 2018

    Attention Twin Cities area law firms! From September 10-21 support the 1 in 8 children in Minnesota who are hungry through a friendly competition against your peers. Donations will be matched up to $30,000!

  • Canstruction

    Canstruction

    September 15, 2018 to September 17, 2018

    Canstruction®, a national charity committed to ending hunger, is using one can as a catalyst for change.

  • Star Tribune’s State Fair Preview Party

    Star Tribune’s State Fair Preview Party

    August 16, 2018, 11:30 a.m.

    Sample new State Fair food at Star Tribune’s preview party, and help a neighbor in need.

  • Vintner Uncorked

    Vintner Uncorked

    August 16, 2018, 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

    This is not your typical wine event. It’s Uncorked!

  • Dunkin Donuts Food Drive

    Dunkin Donuts Food Drive

    July 2, 2018 to July 25, 2018

    Dunkin Donuts is helping us knock the Step Up to the Plate campaign out of the park. Bring a non-perishable food item to any Twin Cities, Mankato or St. Peter location and receive a free donut.

  •  Step Up to the Plate Challenge

    Step Up to the Plate Challenge

    July 2, 2018 to July 25, 2018

    Join us and the Minnesota Twins as we take on Harvesters food bank and the Kansas City Royals in a friendly competition to fight summer hunger.

  • myTalk 107.1 Food for Families Drive

    myTalk 107.1 Food for Families Drive

    June 8, 2018 to June 30, 2018

    Participate in myTalk 107.1’s 8th annual Food for Families drive benefitting Second Harvest Heartland.

  • IKEA Feeding the Future

    IKEA Feeding the Future

    June 1, 2018 to June 30, 2018

    Make your trip to IKEA meaningful by helping “Feed the Future” during the month of June! Purchase a kids meal at their restaurant or donate at check out to support Second Harvest Heartland’s mission to end hunger.

  • White Castle Craver Night – June 28

    White Castle Craver Night – June 28

    June 28, 2018

    Make White Castle Maplewood your dinner-of-choice on Thursday, June 28. Stop by between 5-8pm and White Castle will donate 15% of sales proceeds to Second Harvest Heartland.

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