Open Your Heart Summer Challenge

Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless and Hunger Solutions MN announce the launch of the fourth Annual Food Shelf Summer Challenge. This grant program provides matching supplemental dollars to food shelves’ fundraising activities in July. Minnesota food shelves have raised over $3,000,000 the past three years with this grant. This summer, Open Your Heart has increased the Challenge to $150,000 (from $100,000) because food shelves are responding to record demands. Over 150 Minnesota food shelves are participating in the challenge this month.

One in five families with children in Minnesota faces hunger or food insecurity. This means that children do not always receive three meals a day or sometimes skip meals. Much of this happens on the weekends and during summer vacation when there is no access to free or reduced school meals. You can make a difference by donating directly to one of the participating food shelves below during the month of July. The more each food shelf raises, the greater their grant from Open Your Heart will be!

2013 Participating Food Shelves:

Akeley/Nevis Community Food Shelf

Salvation Army Albert Lea

Annandale Community Food Shelf

ACBC –Anoka

Aurora-Hoyt Lakes-Biwabik-Area Food Shelf

Avon Food Shelf, Inc.

Lake of the Woods Food Shelf – Baudette

Bemidji Community Food Shelf

Swift County Food Shelf – Benson

Big Lake Community Food Shelf

CEAP Anoka County – Blaine

Manna Market Ministry – Blaine

Food in the Hood – Bloomington

VEAP – Bloomington

Salvation Army Brainerd Lakes

CEAP Brooklyn Center

Buffalo Food Shelf

Fruit of the Vine – Burnsville

360 Communities – Burnsville

Dakota County Foodshelf – Burnsville

SEMCAC Caledonia

Family Pathways Cambridge Food Pantry

North Anoka County Emergency Food Shelf, Inc – Cedar

Salvation Army Cloquet

Southern Anoka Community Assistance – Columbia Heights

Friends In Need Food Shelf – Cottage Grove

North Country Food Shelf – Crookston

Cuyuna Range Food Shelf – Crosby

Crosslake Food Shelf

Deer River Area Food Shelf

Becker County Food Pantry – Detroit Lakes

CHUM Emergency Food Shelf – Duluth

Fruit of the Vine the Vineyard Church Community Food Shelf – Duluth

Hermantown Area Food Shelf – Duluth

Union Gospel Mission Duluth Food Shelf

Eagan & Lakeville Resource Center

PROP – Eden Prairie

Community Aid Elk River

Emily Emergency Food Shelf

Emergency Food Pantry—Fargo-Moorhead

YMCA Cass/Clay Counties – Fargo

Floodwood Area Food Shelf

CROSS Center for Benton County – Foley

Family Pathways Forest Lake

Loaves and Fishes Food Shelf – Fosston

Garrison Area Caregivers Food Shelf

Sibley County Foodshare – Gaylord

McLeod Emergency Food Shelf – Glencoe

PRISM – Golden Valley

Salvation Army Grand Forks

Grand Rapids Food Shelf

Grygla-Gatzke Food Shelf

Hastings Family Service Food Shelf

REACH Food Pantry – Hawley

Salvation Army Hibbing

Family Pathways Hinckley

Hugo Good Neighbors Food Shelf

Falls Hunger Coalition – International Falls

Salvation Army International Falls

Jacobson Food Shelf

Janesville Food Shelf

SEMCAC Dodge County – Kasson

All Seasons Food Shelf – Kenyon

Family Pathways Lindstrom Food Pantry

Long Prairie Emergency Food Pantry

Longville Food Shelf

Rock County Emergency Food Shelf – Luverne

Helping Hands Emergency Services – Mahnomen

Mahtomedi Area Food Shelf

ECHO Food Shelf – Mankato

Maple Plain Area Food Shelf

Maple River Loaves and Fishes – Mapleton

Salvation Army Lakewood Corp – Maplewood

Milaca Area Pantry

Brian Coyle Community Center-Minneapolis

Emergency Food Shelf Calvary Lutheran Church – Minneapolis

CAPI USA’s Asian Specific Food Shelf – Minneapolis

Salvation Army Center City Food Shelf – Minneapolis

Centro Emergency Latino Food Shelf – Minneapolis

Community Emergency Service – Minneapolis

DIW Horizons Unlimited – Minneapolis

Glendale Food Shelf – Minneapolis

Good Works Food Shelf – Minneapolis

Groveland Emergency Food Shelf – Minneapolis

Jericho Road Ministries – Minneapolis

Operation Living Hope – Minneapolis

Sabathani Community Center Food Shelf – Minneapolis

Salvation Army Minneapolis Central Corp

Salvation Army Minneapolis Parkview Corp

Salvation Army Temple Corp Food Shelf –Minneapolis

Shelf of Hope Gethsemane – Minneapolis

ICA Center at St. David – Minnetonka

Chippewa County Food Shelf – Montevideo

Monticello Food Shelf

Dorothy Day Food Pantry – Moorhead

Moose Lake Area Food Shelf

Stevens County Food Shelf – Morris

Westonka Food Shelf – Mound

Ralph Reeder Food Shelf – New Brighton

NEAR Food Shelf – New Hope

New Richland Area Food Shelf

Family Pathways North Branch Food Pantry

North St. Paul Area Food Shelf

Community Action Center of Northfield

Ogilvie Food Shelf

Family Pathways Onamia Food Pantry

Steele County Food Shelf, Inc – Owatonna

Hubbard County Emergency Food Shelf – Park Rapids

Pelican Rapids Community Food Shelf

Perham Community Food Shelf

Pine Community Food Shelf – Pine City

Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners – Plymouth

SEMCAC Preston

Channel One Supplemental Food Shelf – Rochester

RiverWorks Food Shelf – Rockford

CROSS Food Shelf – Rogers

SEMCAC Rushford Food Shelf

Family Pathways Sandstone

CAP Agency Food Shelf – Shakopee

Springfield Area Food Shelf

St. Charles Food Shelf

Catholic Charities Emergency Services – St. Cloud

Salvation Army St. Cloud

Watonwan County Food Shelf – St. James

St. Louis Park Emergency Program

SPACC Department of Indian Work Food Shelf – St. Paul

Hallie Q. Brown Community Center – St. Paul

Keystone Community Services – St. Paul

Merrick Community Services Food Shelf – St. Paul

Neighborhood House Food Shelf – St. Paul

Salvation Army St. Paul Citadel Corp

Salvation Army St. Paul Eastside Corp

St. Peter Area Food Shelf

Staples Area Food Shelf

Valley Outreach-Stillwater

Thief River Falls Area Food Shelf

Salvation Army Virginia

Waconia United Food Shelf

Richland Wilkin Emergency Food Pantry – Wahpeton, ND

Walker Food Shelf

Warren Emergency Food Shelf

Warroad Food Pantry

Waseca Area Neighborhood Services

Wells Area Food Shelf

White Bear Lake Emergency Food Shelf

Willmar Area Food Shelf

Winona Volunteer Services Food Shelf

Christian Cupboard Emergency Food Shelf – Woodbury

Manna Food Pantry Inc. – Worthington

Worthington Christian Church Food Shelf

You can help! Please make your contribution directly to participating food shelves of your choice during the month of July.

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