Hundreds of boxes full of food donations outside a warehouse, and volunteers using carts to transport boxes.

Minnesota is a state of plenty, a place full of people who care about others and want to make a difference in their communities. And one of the most basic ways we can care for our neighbors is to make sure they have enough to eat.

Basic Needs, Fulfilled

Hunger dominates. When families are hungry, every other financial goal – such as buying a home or saving for retirement or paying rent – fades to the background.

It’s critical for families to have access to healthy food, and our partnership with Second Harvest Heartland and other food banks across the state help families in need get their fill. Food banks support local food pantries, and can turn every $1 donated into 3 meals for hungry Minnesotans.

In 2019, Affinity Plus and our members donated enough to feed more than 200,000 Minnesotans, including the Food Fight in partnership with KARE 11. The program generated more than 90,000 meals and thousands of pounds of food donations from members and visitors to branches.

Essential Response

The COVID-19 pandemic has stressed business and individuals, with illness, closures, job losses, and more, resulting in triple the usual demand on food banks and their resources. In response, Affinity Plus and our members donated more than 100,000 meals between April and June, 2020.

Want to get involved? You can donate your MyPlus Rewards® points to Second Harvest Heartland through our Charities of Choice program. Those dollars go to local food banks across the state.