Second Harvest Food Shelf Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless Summer Challenge
Project for Second Harvest North Central Food Bank

Our children need your help to put food on their table

Second Harvest North Central Food Bank and Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless announce the Seventh Annual Food Shelf Challenge Grant. Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless will proportionally match donations to the Food Shelf at Second Harvest during the month of July, up to $5,000. The more funds the Food Shelf at Second Harvest raises in July, the larger the matching grant from Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless will be.  In 2016, Minnesota food shelves raised over $1,200,000 with this grant and hope to raise even more this year.

Minnesota summers were made for trips to the cabin, boat rides on the lake, and farmers market outings, not food shelf visits. But that is the reality for thousands of Minnesotans. Children are home from school and the family budget is tight. Second Harvest helps provide nutritious food including 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.

Food Shelves Fill Empty Plates Every Summer

Food shelves in Minnesota help individuals, families, and seniors get the nutritious food they need but cannot afford to purchase on their own.  People like Allie, who turns to the food shelf when she needs a little extra help.

“We would be really hungry without the food shelf. It helps my family eat well which we couldn’t do without it because of the price of food these days and all of our other bills,” said Allie.

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