Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank offers a variety of food donation opportunities for individuals and organization to get involved in our hunger-relief work.

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 feed our Northland neighbors in need.

We can accept your surplus dry, refrigerated, and frozen food (subject to some limitations):

  • Close-to-code/date
  • Out-of-code/date (with extended shelf-life recommendations)
  • Unlabeled or mislabeled
  • Rejected but still safe for human consumption or use
  • Discontinued
  • Seasonal
  • Off spec
  • Damaged

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.

For more information contact us by email or call us at  218.336.2306 or 218.336.2308.