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Two Harbors Area Food Shelf receives grant from Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless

Two Harbors, Minnesota – December 11, 2023 – At a time when individuals and house­holds throughout Minnesota are experiencing hardships in numbers never seen before, Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless (OYH) Foundation is working hard to ensure their funding reaches those in need in every corner of the state.

In their most recent winter funding cycle, Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Home­less has granted Two Harbors Area Food Shelf with $5,000 to provide toiletries and household items which are some of the most client-re­quested items at the Food Shelf.

The community served by Two Harbors pri­marily consists of residents of Lake County, mostly in Two Harbors but also in more rural locations throughout the county such as Silver Bay, and Neighboring Counties including St. Louis, and Cook County. Many of the house­holds served have insufficient access to nu­tritious food options and report that healthy food options are typically too expensive to fit into an already stretched budget. Two Harbors regularly hears from clients that toiletry and household items are greatly desired as they are often expensive and hard to hold in sufficient quantity.

Since 1986, the Open Your Heart Foun­dation has ensured that emergency shelters, food shelves and domestic violence shelters throughout Minnesota have the tools, equip­ment, and infrastructure necessary to best serve those in need.

Open Your Heart awards funds every three months and provides emergency support within days during a crisis. They support programs in communities where many traditional funders do not reach – food shelves, domestic violence shelters, and homeless programs in small communities and sparsely served remote corners of the state. Through this direct support, Open Your Heart helps these organizations provide safe and dignified environments for people across Minnesota.

For more information about Open Your Heart, grantees or the grant application process visit www.oyh.org.  To learn more about Two Harbors Area Food Shelf, visit thfoodshelf.org.

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