Thousands of families rely on Minnesota’s food shelves to secure food and not go hungry. Unfortunately, during the summer, food shelves suffer from a shortage of donations and many Minnesotans go hungry. Open Your Heart aims to provide a secure source of food through their Open Your Heart Summer Challenge, which aims to restock local food shelves and distribute fruits and vegetables during the summer.
Hunger knows no borders as both high-income and low-income countries face the challenge of feeding its citizens. Food shelves allow hungry families and individuals to eat their necessary caloric and nutrient intake in order to stay healthy while also providing food that doesn’t necessarily need to be cooked. Food shelves have an important role in the life of hundreds of thousands of Americans. Many of those visiting food shelves are homeless or have been forced to choose between paying rent or eating, among other unfortunate situations.
Your impact donation is helping to achieve the below Sustainable Development Goals developed by the United Nations.
Open Your Heart fills specific, unmet needs: we help food and shelter providers of all sizes get the things they must have to serve more people.
15,000 Minnesotans will be homeless tonight. We help emergency shelters, supportive housing programs, and domestic violence shelters purchase necessities such as mattresses, security cameras, and repair heating units for our cold winters.
9,000 Minnesotans will visit a food shelf today. We help food shelves purchase items needed to carry more fresh foods, such as freezers and shelving, and fix structural damage to serve clients in a safer space, such as roof repair.
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