Join Us and Participate in Keystone’s Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless Summer Challenge

Posted Friday, July 1, 2022

Hunger Needs in our Community are Rapidly Growing and We Invite You to Challenge Yourself to End Hunger

Accept the 2022 Food Shelf Challenge from Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless and support Keystone Community Services’ Food Shelf Programs this July.

In a normal summer, we see an increased number of visitors at our food shelves. When school is out for summer vacation, many children miss out on free school meals and their families turn to us for support. This summer, between the kids being home from school and more families experiencing economic hardship due to inflation, soaring food and gas prices, and the impacts of expiring COVID-19 pandemic relief programs, we are seeing a greater level of need.

With a gift to Keystone this July, you can make a bigger impact on hunger in our community!

Please consider making a financial contribution to Keystone’s food shelves during the month of July and help those who rely on us to meet their daily food needs.  The more you donate, the larger our Keystone’s grant from Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless will be. The challenge funds will proportionally match your donation. Your financial donation will go further due to our buying power. We can purchase food from our food bank for pennies on the pound.

Give today to provide food support to your neighbors!  

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.

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 10,000+ daily food shelf visits statewide.