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Attend an Event

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One of the many ways you can get involved in the work of ending hunger is by participating in a hunger-fighting event. From in-person activities to virtual organizing to supporting local retailers and companies, see a complete list below.

Attending an Event or Supporting a Local Promotion Helps End Hunger

Find the opportunity that's best for you below. And if you're a company or group looking to launch your own event, complete our partnership interest form and we'll be in touch.

Current and Upcoming Events

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21st Annual Dish Gala


Join us for the 21st annual Dish Gala on Saturday, October 26, 2024 at the Hilton Minneapolis!

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Fundraising Friday at T-Rex Cookie


On Friday, July 19, 20% of sales from your in-store purchase at T-Rex Cookie will be donated to Second Harvest Heartland!

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Hy-Vee 100 Million Meals Challenge


From April 1 through August 30, you can round up your purchase at the register at all Hy-Vee, Dollar Fresh Market and Hy-Vee Fast & Fresh locations. All funds collected at Hy-Vee stores in our…

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Support Hunger Relief with Author Sara Taylor


Author Sara Taylor is giving back through the launch of her new book, Thinking at the Speed of Bias. When you review Sara's book by August 30th, you can select Second Harvest Heartland to receive…

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Hint "Hydrate to Donate" Campaign


You hydrate. Hint donates. Join Hint, Inc. and their retailers in supporting Feeding America food banks through their in-store and online promotions.

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Round Up at Fresh Thyme Market


When you shop at Fresh Thyme Market, consider rounding up your purchase at the register to support food banks like Second Harvest Heartland. All funds given locally stay local to help support…

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LA Fitness Feeding Families Campaign


LA Fitness members can make a secure donation to Feeding America at each local club or online. Second Harvest Heartland is the beneficiary of donations from LA Fitness clubs across our service area in…

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The Cheesecake Factory Slice Campaign


For every slice of Triple Berry Bliss Cheesecake sold, The Cheesecake Factory will make a donation to support Feeding America® food banks like Second Harvest Heartland.

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Ongoing Promotions

Dine for Dinners

Dine4Dinners works to combat hunger in partnership with organizations, such as Second Harvest Heartland, that provide meals for those in need of daily nourishment through dependable, reliable, and sustainable sources. Providing a unique, intimate in-home dining experience, Dine4Dinners inspires clients to give back to those who are faced daily with food insecurity. One quarter of the cost of the dining experience goes to a food charity selected by the client and the donation is made by the client. Since founding in June 2020, Dine4Dinners has delivered several experiences, providing 31,035 meals! 

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Simeks One Gives One

SIMEK’s is dedicated to providing great food for the greater good - that’s why they’re partnering with Feeding America to provide meals to hungry neighbors in need. One meal will be generously donated to Second Harvest Heartland for each SIMEK’s product purchased at local grocers in our service area.

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Reuse and Reward with Lunds & Byerlys

Bring your reusable Lunds & Byerlys bags each time you shop at one of their stores, and you’ll not only reduce our impact on the environment you’ll also help those in need. For every one of these reusable bags used to bag groceries at Lunds & Byerlys stores, the company will make a 5 cent donation to Second Harvest Heartland. 

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Hillary's Heartland Hunger Relief Gift Baskets

Hillary's Heartland Hunger Relief Gift Basket can help you show appreciation, say thank you or send well-wishes.

Purchase a Heartland Hunger Relief Gift Basket filled with sweet and salty treats for your business associates, friends or family and 10% of the proceeds will be donated to Second Harvest Heartland. Each basket will include a special card acknowledging that this is a Gift that Gives.

For orders of 10 or more gift baskets, please call 952-933-8365 or email

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