All participants are STRONGLY encouraged to fill their rucks to the 25-pound weight standard with non-perishable food to donate after the race. All donations will be collected and brought to Second Harvest Heartland in St. Paul, MN. Their website can be found here:

In 2023, we donated over 3,000 lbs of nonperishable food items!

In addition to non-perishable food, Second Harvest Heartland also encourages monetary donations as it has connections to make money go a long way in feeding those in need ($1 = 3 meals). To donate, you may bring a check or cash to the event or visit: 

Items Most needed by Second harvest heartland

While we appreciate every food donation, we strive to offer a diversity of food that helps balance nutritional intake and diet – especially important to children, seniors, those with health challenges, and those with culturally-diverse diets. Second Harvest Heartland also provides various household products to help families make ends meet.

Our most needed items:

* For food safety reasons, personal care items and cleaning supplies need to be kept separate from food items.

No glass containers, perishable items or home-canned foods please!