Open Your Heart Summer Challenge

The OYH Summer Challenge aims to boost food shelves in Minnesota when they need it most. When school is out, families that rely on free and reduced breakfast and lunch programs have more meals to provide for, and food shelf donations are traditionally highest around the holidays.

The Summer Challenge is carried out in partnership with Hunger Solutions of Minnesota, who administers the grant. Please contact them with any questions.

In 2016, 139 food shelves completed the July fundraising challenge and received funds through the grant. Those grantees were able to leverage this challenge to raise $1,203,179 and received their portion of the $150,000 Open Your Heart challenge grant in addition.

Many thanks to Hunger Solutions for their partnership in this campaign and to all who participate and donate!

2016 Participating Food Shelves

360 Communities Food Shelf, Burnsville, MN
ACBC Food Shelf, Anoka, MN
All Seasons Food Shelf, Kenyon, MN
Al-Maa’unn Food Shelf, Minneapolis, MN
Annandale Food Shelf, Annandale, MN
BBE Food Shelf , Belgrade , MN
Becker County Food Pantry, Detroit Lakes, MN
Bemidji Community Food Shelf , Bemidji , MN
Big Lake Community Food Shelf, Big Lake, MN
Big Stone Lake Area Food Shelf, Ortonville, MN
Community Aid of Elk River (CAER) , Elk River, MN
Calvary Lutheran Church Food Shelf, Minneapolis, MN
CAP Agency Food Shelf , Shakopee, MN
CAPI Food Shelf, Minneapolis, MN
Catholic Charities Emergency Services, St. Cloud, MN
CEAP Anoka County, Blaine, MN
CEAP Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Center, MN
Centennial Community Food Shelf, Circle Pines, MN
Channel One Supplemental Food Shelf, Rochester, MN
Chippewa County Food Shelf, Montevideo, MN
Chisholm Area Food Shelf, Chisholm, MN
CHUM Food Shelf, Duluth, MN
Clearwater-Clear Lake Food Shelf, Clearwater, MN
Community Connection Food Shelf , Sauk Centre, MN
Community Emergency Service, Minneapolis, MN
CROSS Food Shelf, Rogers, MN
CROSS of Benton County, Foley, MN
Cuyuna Range Food Shelf, Crosby, MN
Department of Indian Work, St. Paul, MN
Dorothy Day Food Pantry, Moorhead, MN
ECHO Food Shelf, Mankato, MN
Elijah’s Pantry, Two Harbors, MN
Ely Area Food Shelf, Ely, MN
Emergency Food Pantry, Fargo, MN
Emily Emergency Food Shelf, Emily, MN
F.A.S.T. Jackson Food Shelf, Jackson, MN
Falls Hunger Coalition, International Falls, MN
Faribault Area Food Shelf, Faribault, MN
Fergus Falls Community Food Shelf, Fergus Falls, MN
Food in the Hood, Minneapolis, MN
Friends in Need Food Shelf, Cottage Grove, MN
Fruit of the Vine Duluth, Duluth, MN
Glendale Food Shelf, Minneapolis, MN
Grand Meadow Faith Food Shelf, Grand Meadow, MN
Groveland Emergency Food Shelf, Minneapolis, MN
Hallie Q. Brown Food Shelf, St. Paul, MN
Hastings Family Service, Hastings, MN
Hearts and Hands Pope County, Glenwood, MN
Heaven’s Table Food Shelf, Fairmont, MN
Helping Hands Food Shelf , Mahnomen, MN
Hermantown Area Food Shelf, Duluth, MN
Heron Lake/Okabena Food Shelf, Marshall, MN
High Rise Mobile Food Shelf, Minneapolis, MN
Hill City Area Food Shelf, Hill City, MN
ICA Food Shelf, Minnetonka, MN
IOCP Food Shelf, Plymouth, MN
Jacobson Food Shelf, Jacobson, MN
Janesville Food Shelf, Janesville, MN
Jericho Road Ministries, Minneapolis, MN
Joyce Uptown Food Shelf, Minneapolis, MN
Keystone Community Services, St. Paul, MN
Kitchen Table Marshall and Tracy, Marshall, MN
Lakes Area Food Shelf, Inc., Nisswa, MN
Le Roy Area Food Shelf, Le Roy, MN
Loaves and Fishes Food Shelf, Fosston, MN
Lonsdale Area Food Shelf, Inc., Lonsdale, MN
Mahtomedi Area Food Shelf, Mahtomedi, MN
Manna Food Pantry, Inc., Worthington, MN
Maple Plain Area Food Shelf, Maple Plain, MN
Maple River Loaves and Fishes, Mapleton, MN
Mary & Martha’s Pantry, Westbrook, MN
McLeod Emergency Food Shelf, Glencoe, MN
Merrick Food Shelf, St. Paul, MN
Milaca Area Pantry, Milaca, MN
Monticello Help Center, Monticello, MN
Moose Lake Area Food Shelf, Moose Lake, MN
Morrison County Food Shelf , Little Falls, MN
NACE Emergency Food Shelf , East Bethel, MN
NEAR Food Shelf, Crystal, MN
Neighbors Helping Neighbors Food Shelf, Nashwauk, MN
Neighbors United Resource Center, Granite Falls, MN
Neighbors, Inc., South St. Paul, MN
New Richland Area Food Shelf, New Richland, MN
North Country Food Shelf, Crookston, MN
North St. Paul Area Food Shelf, North St. Paul, MN
Ogilvie Food Shelf, Ogilvie, MN
Outreach Food Shelf, Alexandria, MN
Peace Center Food Shelf, New Prague, MN
Pillager Area Food Shelf , Pillager, MN
Pine Island Sharing Shelves, Pine Island, MN
Pine River Area Food Shelf, Pine River, MN
Pipestone Community Food Shelf, Pipestone, MN
Preston Food Shelf, Preston, MN
PROP Food Shelf, Eden Prairie, MN
Ralph Reeder Food Shelf , New Brighton, MN
REACH Food Pantry, Hawley, MN
Richland Wilkin Emergency Food Pantry, Wahpeton, MN
Salvation Army Albert Lea, Albert Lea, MN
Salvation Army Brainerd, Brainerd, MN
Salvation Army Duluth, Duluth, MN
Salvation Army Hibbing, Hibbing, MN
Salvation Army St. Cloud, St. Cloud, MN
Salvation Army Virginia, Virginia, MN
Second Harvest Food Shelf, Grand Rapids, MN
Semcac Dodge County Food Shelf, Kasson, MN
Semcac Houston County Food Shelf, Caledonia, MN
Semcac Rushford Food Shelf, Rushford, MN
Senior Food Shelf, Minneapolis, MN
Shelf of Hope, Minneapolis, MN
Sibley County FoodShare, Gaylord, MN
Southern Anoka Community Assistance, Columbia Heights, MN
Spring Valley Area Food Shelf, Spring Valley, MN
St. Charles Food Shelf, St. Charles, MN
St. Joseph’s Social Care, Grand Forks, MN
St. Peter Area Food Shelf , St. Peter, MN
St. Vincent de Paul, Faribault, MN
Steele County Food Shelf, Owatonna, MN
STEP Food Shelf, St. Louis Park, MN
Stevens County Food Shelf, Morris, MN
Swift County Food Shelf , Benson, MN
The Open Door, Lakeville, MN
Thief River Falls Area Food Shelf , Thief River Falls, MN
Two Harbors Area Food Shelf , Two Harbors, MN
Valley Food Shelf, Ada, MN
Valley Outreach Food Shelf , Stillwater, MN
VEAP Food Shelf, Bloomington, MN
Vineyard Community Services, Burnsville, MN
Wabasha Area Food Shelf , Wabasha, MN
Waconia United Food Shelf, Waconia, MN
Walker Area Food Shelf, Walker, MN
Watonwan County Food Shelf, St. James, MN
We Care Project, Morgan, MN
WeCan Mobile Market, Mound, MN
Westonka Food Shelf, Mound, MN
White Bear Area Emergency Food Shelf, White Bear Lake, MN
Willmar Area Food Shelf, Willmar, MN
Winona Volunteer Services, Winona, MN
Wright County Community Action, Waverly, MN
Zumbrota Area Emergency Food Shelf, Zumbrota, MN

Click here to see the 2015 participating food shelves.