Host a food drive or encourage a business to donate surplus food.
Second Harvest Northland offers a variety of food donation opportunities for individuals and organizations to create a hunger-free NE Minnesota and NW Wisconsin.
Host a Food Drive
Host a traditional food drive and gather food for families, children, and seniors in our region. Our Food & Fund Drive Coordinator Guide and Food Drive Signs will provide all the tools you need to host a successful drive.
We are able to leverage far more donated food with your cash contributions. Add our Power of a Dollar Form and Cash Donation Form to your drive and allow participants to have even greater impact on our Northland neighbors in need.
Donate Surplus Food
Donate surplus food from your commercial business or farm and ensure food for our Northland neighbors experiencing hunger.
We can accept your surplus dry, refrigerated, and frozen food (subject to some limitations):
- Out-of-code/date (with extended shelf-life recommendations)
- Unlabeled or mislabeled
- Rejected but still safe for human consumption or use
- Off spec
Benefits for your commercial business or farm:
- Reduced Storage and Disposal Costs
- Tax Credits/Deduction
- Protection from Liability
- Convenience – We Pick Up
- Shows Your Customers Your Commitment to Helping Others
Our Food Donation Guide will provide all of the information you need to consider surplus food donation.