Bountiful Basket


We are forever thankful to our community and for all the support we receive. If you are hosting an event for Bountiful Basket, please let us know and we will help promote via social media and on this events page!

Cologne Lions Bingo!

Friday, September 29
5:00 pm Food Service Starts | 6:30 pm Bingo Starts
Cologne Community Center | 1211 Village Parkway, Cologne, MN 55322

22 games for just $12! Combination of meat and cash prizes! Game 23 – $500 jackpot! 

Play the 23rd game FREE when you bring a minimum of 5 non-perishable food items (or $5 cash) to be donated to Bountiful Basket Food Shelf of Cologne.

• Food • Purse Raffle • Meat Raffles • Cash Bar


Battle of the Badges!

Monday, October 2 – Monday, October 9

Chaska Police and Chaska Fire are teaming up to make a double impact in our community! They have teamed up and Adopted-a-Highway which will be labeled “Chaska Public Safety” after their upcoming, new Public Safety Facility that will house both departments.

In celebration of their first clean up on Monday, October 9, they are hosting a friendly “food and fund drive competition.”

Which ever department receives the most food and funds (1$  = 1lb) on their behalf, is the winner! The losing team has to pay for a pizza dinner after the clean up.

Want to support your favorite department (I mean really – how does anyone choose between these two??!?), simply drop off your donation anytime between Monday, October 2 and Monday, October 9 during operating hours. Be sure to let your friendly Bountiful Basket volunteer know what department your donation should go towards.

All donations must be in by Monday, October 9 at 3:30 pm.

Can’t wait to see who wins!!


“Let’s Scare Hunger” Round Up!

September 22, 23, 24, 29, & 30
October 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, & 29

Who doesn’t love a good scare? When you purchase your tickets to either Scream Town, Oak Blood Forest and/or The Abandoned Hayride this year, please considering “rounding up” your purchase. A percentage of all round up dollars will go to both Bountiful Basket Food Shelf and Meals on Wheels.

Purchase Scream Town Tickets Here
Purchase Oak Blood Forest Tickets Here
Purchase The Abandoned Hayride Tickets Here

Together, we can scare hunger in Carver County! Have fun!

The Mustard Seed Garden Center
Fall Festival

Saturday, October 21 | 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
10,000 Great Plains Blvd, Chaska, MN

Fall is right around the corner! Join us at The Mustard Seed Landscaping & Garden Center as we celebrate this beautiful season!

There’ll be something for everyone! Petting Zoo, the Weenie Wagon Food Truck, Pumpkin Painting, Kids Activities, Pollinator Q&A Workshop (workshop starts starts at 10:00 am)

Plus! Shop our gardens and giftshop for our Fall In-House Sales that’ll be taking place ONLY during the festival!

Bring in a non-perishable food item for Bountiful Basket Food Shelf to not only support someone in need but to receive a discount!

1 non-perishable item = 10% off
2 non-perishable items = 20% off
3 non-perishable items = 30% off
4 non-perishable items = 40% off
5 non-perishable items = 50% off

 Hope to see you there!


 Join us for Minnesota’s annual day of giving!
Give to the Max Day!
Thursday, November 16, 2023
Early giving begins Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Want to help make an even greater impact on this day? Please consider a matching gift!
All matching gifts provide an added incentive to other community members to donate as well. All funds raised help enable us to respond to the current demand for services – and more! – to those facing food insecurity.

If you are interested in learning more and/or want to provide matching dollars, please reach out to Patti at either or 952.556.0015. Thank you!