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Ways to Give

Your contribution, financial or other, helps us end hunger together.

Every $1 you donate can provide three meals for neighbors experiencing hunger.

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You can help

Everyone Deserves to Be Hunger-Free

Donating money is the most efficient way to bring food to our hungry neighbors. Join us in ending hunger together with a monthly or one-time gift, by including Second Harvest Heartland in your will or even making a gift to celebrate a special person or event. For every $1 you contribute, we can provide three meals to neighbors in need and 92.9% of your donation goes directly to programs and services designed to end hunger.

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Donate Now to Provide

As on any given day, a half a million Minnesotans may wonder where their next meal will come from. But, because of vital community support, more kids, seniors and families in our area will have enough to eat.

Why Donate Money?

Your generous financial contributions help us source and distribute healthy food, launch innovative hunger-relief programs, advocate for sound policies, and connect our hungry neighbors to the full resources of the community.
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Hunger in the Heartland

Every day, working families, schoolchildren, seniors and others make difficult choices and struggle to afford nutritious food. Here in the heartland, our neighbors of color are far more likely to face hunger.
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Charitable Giving Resources

Accountability and transparency are important to us. When you donate to our food bank, you can be confident your donation will help fill the fridges and reduce food insecurity for those who need it most.
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Ways to Give Financially

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Monthly Giving

Solve Hunger Year-Round Make a recurring monthly gift through your credit card or bank account to help feed hungry neighbors all year.

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Planned Giving

Make a Difference with Your Estate Leave a legacy that helps end hunger for years to come with a planned donation in your will or estate plan.

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Workplace Giving

Maximize Your Gift Set up payroll deductions, matching gifts and more through your employer.

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Leadership Circle

Join Our Community Donate $1,000 or more each year and join this essential group of hunger relief supporters.

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Bring Wall Street to the Heartland Donate any stock you’ve held 12+ months to help us end hunger together.

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Donor Advised Funds

Simplify Your Charitable Giving Use this special charitable investment account to meet your strategic goals for philanthropy.

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IRA Charitable Rollovers

Donate in Retirement Use your IRA to donate money to our food bank and fulfill your required minimum distribution (RMD).

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Tribute Gifts

Honor Someone Who Matters Recognize a friend, colleague or loved one with a one-time or recurring donation in their honor.

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Vehicle Donation

Wheels for Meals Donate your car to fuel the hunger fight. It’s easy! Leave the towing and paperwork to us.

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Share Your Bitcoin or Other Crypto Benefits Cryptocurrency donations are one of the most tax-efficient ways to support us. You pay no capital gains and get a tax deduction.

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Contact Us

Need Help?

In order to end hunger, we all need to take a stand and give back. Need help determining how to give? Let us know; we are here to help!

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Maximize your gift

With a Matching Donation

Did you know that many companies have a matching gift program that can double your donation and maximize your impact on hunger relief? See if your company participates.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can mail a check or credit card donation to us at:

Donor Relations, Second Harvest Heartland
PO Box 64051
Saint Paul, MN 55164-0051

Please include a copy of this donation form with your contribution.

You can make financial donations from your bank account or credit card by calling our Donor Relations team during regular business hours at 651-209-7950.

Yes. Second Harvest Heartland is a tax-exempt 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization recognized by the IRS, tax ID number: 23-7417654. Your gift is tax-deductible as allowed by law. For questions specific to your situation, please contact your tax professional or financial advisor.

If a donor match exists, we will automatically apply your online donation to a current opportunity and double your impact. To find out what matching gifts are currently active, call our Donor Relations team at 651.209.7950. Your employer may also offer a matching program to help stretch your donation. You can search for workplace programs within Workplace Giving.

Second Harvest Heartland is a member of the Feeding America network of 200 food banks across the country. Our membership provides access to millions of pounds of surplus food and grocery donations that we use right here in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Your donation to Second Harvest Heartland is separate from Feeding America and supports our hunger relief efforts in our local community.

Second Harvest Heartland is the region’s largest hunger-relief organization. We support local food shelves and community partners in 59 counties across Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

No. We store your information in our list of generous donors, but we never sell or rent our donor information to other organizations.