Foundation Events

2015 Backpack Challenge to support Hennepin County Kids

Foundation Backpack Challenge Girl with Backpack Photo

Hennepin Health Foundation is proud to be the collection site for backpacks and school supplies for HCMC staff to contribute to The Backpack Challenge. HCMC continues to command the lead in generosity with staff donating over 250 backpacks filled with school supplies each year.

Hennepin County has been running this challenge for more than a decade to benefit families they serve through social services. Many of these families also receive their healthcare at HCMC.

We invite you to join us and drop off school supplies. Our office is located in the Life Science Building (3rd floor) on the HCMC campus at 700 10th Avenue South, Minneapolis 55415. Free short-term parking is available. Contributions are collected Monday- Friday, 9am-4pm from July 27- August 28. Please contact Sneha Saxena at 612-873-2217 for directions or more information.

Download a list of appropriate school supplies by grade. (PDF)


End Hunger in Minnesota

Accept the 2015 Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless July Challenge with Hennepin County Medical Center.

How Can Your Organization Help

  • Organize a fundraiser
    Employees donate $5 and they can hang a personalized apple in the cafeteria showing their impact on ending hunger in Minnesota
  • Donate from your corporate philanthropy

The Food Shelf at HCMC is one of the few food shelves in the nation located in a hospital setting. It provides a nutritious food bag to patients and their families when they come for their health checkup in over 25 hospital-based clinics and eight community clinics.

To organize a fundraiser, contact Sneha Saxena, Development Officer, Hennepin Health Foundation, 612-873-2217

Foundation End Hunger in MN Logos


Create your own event to support the patient experience

Have fun motivating your family and friends to support the patient experience at our hospital and clinics. From hosting a dinner party, organizing a fun walk, donating sale proceeds, establishing an online fundraiser, or forming an in-kind donation drive, there are countless ways you can raise funds and supplies to support the patients and their families seeking care at Hennepin. Access the Friend-Raising Guide.