Coins for a cause


Across Minnesota, food banks are experiencing increased demand. But together, we can help. During Coins for a Cause, we’re accepting donations of spare change, multiplying it by two, equaling thousands of meals for neighbors in need.

Every cent you give, we’ll double up to a maximum donation of $25,000.

Friday, Dec. 9, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Coin Drop-off Event Other ways to donate
Benefiting Food Banks
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Second Harvest North Central

Who You'll Help

Your matched donations will go to 1 of these 6 food banks, depending on your community: Second Harvest Heartland, Channel One Food Bank, Second Harvest North Central Food Bank, Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank, North Country Food Bank, and Great Plains Food Bank.


$23,011.32 raised of $25,000 goal


Affinity Plus will match this amount fully and donate to your local Food Bank.

How to donate your spare change

Donate your coins at any of our 22 participating Affinity Plus branches, and we’ll match your amount for a food bank serving that community. And across all the communities, we’ll match up a to a grand total of $25,000.

Coin counting and donation receipts won’t be available.

Friday, Dec. 9

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The first 25 donors at each branch will receive a $10 gift card to Caribou Coffee and Affinity Plus branded coffee mug.

Participating Branches

Click on each location for its hours and address.

Every dollar donated provides 3 meals to Minnesotans experiencing hunger. And coins aren’t the only way you can help.

Credit or Debit Card

You can donate online with your credit or debit card by going to Second Harvest Heartland’s website. Your donation will be automatically routed to your local food bank!

MyPlus Rewards™ Points

Log in to the mobile banking app or online banking, and donate your points to Second Harvest Heartland. Your donation will automatically go to your local food bank.

Transfer From Your Account

We can donate right from your account, if you request it in a secure message from digital banking. Or you can call us.

Online, MyPlus and Account Transfer donations will be matched up to a grand total of $25,000. However, donation incentives, including the $10 Caribou Coffee gift card are limited to the first 25 in person donors at each participating branch on Friday, Dec. 9 between 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. only.

Change Is Needed

Kids, seniors, veterans, working parents and students in Minnesota are experiencing hunger right now. They’re our neighbors, and they could really use our help. Your change will make a big difference.

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Give coins, get a gift

As a thank you for your participation, the first 25 coin donors at each branch will receive a $10 gift card for Caribou Coffee and an additional gift from Affinity Plus! Coin collection begins at 10 a.m. on Dec. 9 – don’t miss out!