Challenge Yourself to End Hunger
Please accept the 2019 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 families in our community.
Minnesota summers were made for trips to the cabin, boat rides on the lake, and farmers market outings, not food shelf visits. But food shelves are the reality for thousands of Minnesotans. Children are home from school and the family budget is tight. Winona Volunteer Services Food Shelf helps provide nutritious fruits and vegetables, frozen meats, eggs, milk and non-perishable canned goods to these families and needs your help this summer.
Make a bigger impact on hunger in our community this July
Every day, Minnesotans make over 9,000 visits to food shelves statewide – that is six visits to a food shelf every minute. Last July, 777 households visited the Winona Volunteer Services food shelf in one month.
You can make a difference this year by donating during the month of July. The more 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.
Thank you Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless and Hunger Solutions Minnesota for raising awareness about food insecurity issues in our community and for proportionally matching all the cash donations we raise for food in July.