Keystone Community Services and Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless announce the Annual Food Shelf Challenge Grant. Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless will proportionally match donations to food shelves, like Keystone’s, during the month of July. The more funds Keystone raises in July, the larger the matching grant from Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless will be. Last year during the Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless Challenge Grant, our community generously donated more $1 million in food and funding to local food shelve across the state of Minnesota help combat hunger.
Minnesota summers were made for running through sprinklers and trips to get ice cream, not food shelf visits. But that is the reality for thousands of Minnesotans. We know the summer months are some of the busiest times at our food shelves because children are home from school and the family budget is tight. Keystone’s food shelves help provide nutritious fruits and vegetables to these families and needs your help this summer. Donations given in July will be proportionally matched by Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless to help end hunger in our community.
Thank you Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless and Hunger Solutions Minnesota.
Since 1986, Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless has targeted millions of dollars to strategically fight hunger in Minnesota. Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless funds the purchase and transfer of more than one million pounds of fresh produce, meat, and dairy products to food shelves every year. Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless also provides grants for food shelves and food banks to get the equipment they need—like freezers, shelving and trucks—to be able to serve the growing number of Minnesotans who can’t afford enough food for their families. For more information: http://www.oyh.org/
Hunger Solutions Minnesota is the statewide organization that coordinates this challenge grant opportunity. Hunger Solutions works to end hunger via the Minnesota Food HelpLine and by advancing fair public nutrition policies on behalf of hungry Minnesotans. Hunger Solutions also connects Minnesota’s food shelves with funding and technical assistance to support the 9,000 daily food shelf visits. For more information visit: hungersolutions.org or follow @hungersolutions on Twitter.