Fundraising Mackenthun’s has various fundraiser opportunities for non-profit organizations! Fundraise through bagging any time of year! The Mack Shack is available from mid-April through the end of August. Weather permitting, we can host car wash fundraisers from early June to early September. Fundraisers and Donations Timeline 2022 2022 Bag HungerSince 2003, Mackenthun’s has worked with local schools, daycare centers, businesses, and our customers to collect over 354,000 pounds of food and over $52,000 for the Waconia, SW Carver (NYA), and Watertown Friends for Life food shelves! Together we can Bag Hunger. Halloween Trick-or-TreatOur annual indoor trick-or-treating Halloween experience invites special community partners to help pass out candy. Kids and adults alike are invited to enjoy some spook-tastic fun. Minnesota GrownThe Minnesota Department of Agriculture and Minnesota producers of specialty crops and livestock partner every year to celebrate the Minnesota Grown Program. The program encourages Minnesotans to connect with local farmers and producers! Nickle Dickle DayVisit us at the Mack Shack on Nickle Dickle Day! Rib FestEvery July we host Mack's Rib Fest! Join us for finger lickin' food, our rib competition, music, games & entertainment! We also offer ribs for the general public to purchase! Each year we sell around 300 racks of ribs. Will you be the next pit boss? Charity Golf EventWe have two annual charity golf events, our Waconia Charity Golf Event, and our Lonsdale & Montgomery Charity Golf Event. Proceeds from our golf events benefit the surrounding food shelves. For those who are not golfers, you can contribute through our Silent Auction! Ice Cream SocialThe Carver County Dairy Princesses visit Mackenthun's, serving ice cream cones at the Ice Cream Social! All proceeds go to Backyard Wishes, a local non-profit. Don't Worry Be Hoppy 5K/10KMackenthun's sponsors the Waconia Brewing Company's Annual Don’t Worry Be Hoppy 10K,5k Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run! Organics EventSeptember is National Organics Month! Mackenthun's Organics Event spotlights vendors and organic products through live demonstrations, education, discounts and more! Gluten Free EventThe Gluten-Free Event is held annually during one day in May at select Mackenthun's locations. Guided by Mackenthun's Specialty Foods/Organics Manager and Registered Dietitian, the purpose of this event is to showcase gluten-free products available to persons with Celiac Disease or gluten intolerance which includes food sampling, demonstrations, and free goodies! Polar PlungeMackenthun's employee's annually participate in the Waconia Polar Plunge. All funds raised benefit MN Special Olympics and the Waconia Inclusive Playground. We Are Local. We Are Community. We Are Mackenthun's. We Are Local. We Are Community. We Are Mackenthun's.