WHY IT MATTERS
Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless helps food and shelter providers fill needs that would otherwise go unmet. Hunger and homelessness affect children, seniors and working adults in Minnesota. People like you. You can help. Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless believes that every Minnesotan should be free from hunger and homelessness.
With your help, Open Your Heart will be able to continue to fill specific, unmet needs of hundreds of Minnesota food and shelter this year.
9,000 people will visit a food shelf in Minnesota today. Not getting enough food, or the right kind of food, over the long term can lead to malnutrition and illness. For children it means more grades skipped, more developmental impairments, and more behavioral problems.
Your redemption provides a pound of fresh vegetables to families during the summer, a time when kids are particularly hungry because they are no longer getting school meals and donations at food shelves are down because people are on vacation. You can make a difference!