Raise awareness while raising your glass!

Affinity Plus and Second Harvest Heartland are gearing up for Hunger Action Month and you can, too! September 3 is Hunger Action Day, and the whole month of September is #HungerActionMonth – celebrate #Spoontember with us and get involved!

September is the time to “go orange” and raise awareness for the 1 in 10 Minnesota households affected by hunger. Each Affinity Plus branch location will be getting out its best orange outfits and setting up Food and Fund Drives benefiting Second Harvest Heartland, an Affinity Plus Charity of Choice. Can’t make it in to a branch? That’s ok – there is a virtual drive to help members donate easily online!

If spending an evening at a local craft brewery is more your style, Minneapolis’s Indeed Brewing Company is hosting Indeed We Can! Nonprofit Wednesday on August 19 from 3 to 11 p.m., all proceeds will be donated to Second Harvest Heartland to support local hunger relief! There will be a live band on the patio and Shameless Ink will bring its t-shirt press to make shirts on site. Two great designs will be featured, both featuring the “Indeed We Can! End Hunger” theme. T-shirts will sell for $15 at full price, or for $8 with a growler purchase or refill!

In 2014, Affinity Plus employees and members raised $5,472 in cash donations, gave over $10,000 in Reward Points donations, and 795 pounds of food – that’s 3,021 meals right there! – for our hungry neighbors in need. Learn more about Second Harvest Heartland and how it’s combating hunger as one of the largest and most efficient food banks in the United States here.