Please accept the 2021 Food Shelf Challenge from Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless and Winona Volunteer Services this July.

You can make a difference for hungry seniors and families in our community by making a financial contribution during the month of July. The more cash donations we receive, the larger our food shelf’s grant from Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless will be. The challenge funds will proportionally match your donation.

Your financial donation will go further due to our buying power. We can purchase food from our food bank for pennies on the pound. With your donations, Winona Volunteer Services purchases nutritious fresh fruits and vegetables, frozen meats, dairy, eggs and cooking and baking items making sure we have basic food items available to those who need food assistance.  In the month of June we purchased 18,889 pounds of food to supplement the community food donations and distributed 31,584 pounds (39 pounds of food per person).

Your contribution of any amount will have a significant impact on our efforts to fight hunger in our community and help us leverage your donation to get additional dollars from Open Your Heart.

Donations can be mailed to 402 East Second Street Winona MN 55987 or  online at

Thanks you for your continued support!