Because living in Minnesota rules, we give back to our community with Surly Gives A Damn (SGAD). We contribute to the fine organizations that are making the North a better place to live through charitable donations, partnerships, and volunteer events. Our volunteers are a really active, passionate bunch and man do they give a damn. 

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Well we’d be happy to. We make donations for charitable events to like-minded people and organizations all across the North. 



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The Food Group Food Sort

March 3, 2020 - 5:00 pm-7:00 pm


Come back to where it all started, The Food Group. 10 years ago today, back when it was The Emergency Foodshelf Network, we kicked off our very first SGAD event. We are going back to sort the hell out of some more food and to celebrate turning 10!

There will be a beer and maybe a celebratory cake…Mary loves cake.


8501 54th Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55428, USA

The Sheridan Story Food Packing Challenge

March 25, 2020 - 6:00 pm-8:00 pm


This is a head to head, bring  your A-Game event. We will be packing weekend meal kits for The Sheridan Story’s families in need, all the while trying to pack more than Dangerous Man.

We are joining up with the Cunningham Group, Dangerous Man, and Barrell Theory “Build Together” for a brewery food packing challenge. There are several packing nights between the volunteer groups and we are paired with Dangerous Man.

The winner of our packing event will face off against the winner of the Cunningham Group/Barrell Theory event. Championship will be May 6. I do expect us to be there.

So bring it!

Sign up will go live on Tuesday, March 3.

2723 Patton Rd, Roseville, MN 55113, USA

Non-Profit Mondays

Hey local 501c3…get in here and make great things happen in our community. Please take full advantage of the Surly Event Center (no required food or drink minimum, waived room rental fee) in order to advance your mission. Cheers do gooders!

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 763-999-4040


Sign up to volunteer with Surly Gives a Damn and you get the following: a free Surly, a bunch of community, all the good feels and a free t-shirt. Wear the shirt each time you volunteer with us and feel prouder each time, guaranteed.

Fine Print: If there are opportunities to volunteer at special events, you need to first put in some time. (Simply sign up and complete an SGAD event first and that will get you on the “inside scoop list”.)