Celebrating our 16th anniversary of the event, Dish: Cuisine for Change has become Second Harvest Heartland’s signature fundraising gala.

Last year, Dish raised nearly $770,000, because of our community
of generous friends and supporters.


Evening Schedule

5:30 pm – Registration opens. We invite you to mingle and network while enjoying gourmet food, wine tastings and complimentary cocktails. Be sure to place your bid on hundreds of exciting auction items!

7:30 pm – Ballroom doors open.

7:45 pm – Silent auction closes and restaurant sampling closes.

8:00 pm – Dessert is served in the ballroom and the program begins. The brief program includes the live auction and fund-a-need.

9:00 pm – Feature performance by Kathleen Madigan!

10:00 pm –The event ends. Auction check-out begins.



Your donation will be matched!

Can’t make Dish this year? You can still do all the good by joining us, in spirit, as a Dish Table-Setter.

Ameriprise Financial, our Fund-a-Need Sponsor, will match donations of $150 to $1,000, up to $60,000. With this generous match, Second Harvest Heartland can provide six meals for every $1.00 donated!


Parking & Directions

Dish: Cuisine for Change is held at the Saint Paul RiverCentre in downtown St. Paul.


Saint Paul RiverCentre

1175 West Kellogg Blvd.

St. Paul, MN 55102


There is ample paid parking around the RiverCentre, including the RiverCentre parking ramp across the street that accesses the event center through a skyway.

For more details, click here.