Open Your Heart Summer Challenge Grant

Minnesota summers were made for trips to the cabin, boat rides on the lake, and farmers market outings, not food shelf visits. But that’s the reality for thousands of Minnesotans. Children are home from school and the family budget is tight. Food shelves help provide nutritious fruits and vegetables to these families and they need your help this summer!

Donations to participating food shelves in July will be proportionately matched by Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless.  Last year, food shelves raised over $1 million in food and funding to help end hunger in their communities.

Make a donation

136 food shelves are participating in this year’s summer challenge. Find your local food shelf and make a donation directly to them.

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Can’t decide which food shelf to support? Make a donation to the Open Your Heart through Crowdwise and we will distribute it to the all of the participating food shelves.


Spread the word

Tell your friends and family about the Summer Food Shelf Challenge! You can share our images and message on social media and encourage them to donate.

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Who is participating?

Use this map to find a participating food shelf.





Easy ways to help!

1 Donate
2 Sign up
3 Advocate