Annual Giving Holidays and Campaigns

Channel One participates in the following annual giving campaigns. Individual donors can click the links below to learn more or donate. For business and group partnership opportunities surrounding these events, we encourage you to reach out to Jessica Sund at or 507-424-1729.

Empty Bowls To-Go

Empty Bowls To-Go, our signature fundraiser each year in October, remains a crucial part of Channel One’s work to increase food security for our friends and neighbors. Channel One seeks donations throughout the year from our local arts community in an effort to continue the tradition of providing handmade or hand-painted bowls to our event participants.

Give to the Max Day

Give to the Max Day is Minnesota’s statewide day of giving. Every year, thousands of organizations and individuals generate donations and excitement for Minnesota causes that are working to improve the quality of life for all Minnesotans. Each time you make a gift in November on GiveMN, you could help your favorite nonprofits and schools win part of the $100,000+ Prize Pool!

Minnesota FoodShare March

Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign, the largest grassroots food and fund drive in the state, brings together organizations, businesses, faith communities,
and individuals to help stock and support the capacity of nearly 300 food shelves, including the Channel One Food Shelf.

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