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Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless believes that every Minnesotan should be free from hunger and homelessness. We make an impact by partnering with those who serve people in need, growing donor engagement and increasing awareness.
As a mission-driven organization, Open Your Heart has 25 years of experience in targeting donations to help hungry and homeless Minnesotans in three ways:
- Filling specific, unmet needs: We help food and shelter providers of all sizes get the things they must have to serve more people, including mattresses, freezers and roof repairs.
- Distributing healthy food: Food banks and food shelves purchase over a million pounds of food with our funding each year--10 pounds of food for every dollar donated.
- Giving homeless kids the tools to succeed: Our unique Education Fund helps children and youth who are homeless get backpacks, school supplies, activity fees, clothing and much more so they can participate fully in school.
Providing tangible resources such as these is vital to serving the growing number of people in need and ensures that food and shelter organizations are able to focus their attention on helping people in crisis get back on their feet. We also work to raise awareness of the issues impacting people facing hunger and homelessness and support initiatives that address these complex challenges.