Coins for a cause

Coins for a Cause. Give a little change, make a big difference.

Across Minnesota, demand at food banks has continued. But together, we can help. Donate your coins at a participating Affinity Plus branch, and we’ll match up to a grand total of $25,000 for local food banks.

Monday, Dec. 6 – Friday, Dec. 10
Coin Drop-off Events Other ways to donate
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.


$16,036.06 raised of $25,000 goal


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

Coin Drop-off Opportunities

Donate your coins at any of our 21 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.

All donations will be contactless. Due to the ongoing pandemic, coin counting and donation receipts won’t be available.

And if you do it on Curbside Donation Day, we’ll thank you with a gift!
Monday, Dec. 6 – Thursday, Dec. 9

Branch business hours

In-Branch Drop-off

Each participating branch will have a collection barrel in the lobby of the branch. And you can drop your coins into it anytime during that location’s business hours.

Friday, Dec. 10

11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Curbside Donation Day

On Curbside Donation Day, bring your coins to the designated spot in participating branches’ parking lots. And we’ll thank the first 50 donors, at each location, with a gift bag from Affinity Plus and Fox 9.

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.

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.

Credit or Debit Card

You can donate online with your credit or debit card by going to Second Harvest Heartland’s website.

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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Enter to Win a Grand Prize

If you donate to Coins for a Cause, you can get more from it than just knowing you made a difference. Enter a sweepstakes from Affinity Plus for a chance at prizes like a Minnesota Super Fan Ticket Package, which includes 4 tickets to see your favorite professional and collegiate Minnesota sports teams (valued at more than $2,000) or a $200 Cub Foods gift card! See sweepstakes full rules for giveaway details.

How to Enter

If you drop off coins: The participating branch collection barrels will have a QR code that you can scan with your smartphone. Once you scan the code, you’ll be prompted on your phone to enter the sweepstakes.

If you donate online: After donating online, visit the contest page to enter the sweepstakes.

Special thanks to these sweepstakes partners