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Challenge Yourself to Help End Hunger

Accept the 2023 Food Shelf Challenge from Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless and Two Harbors Area Food Shelf 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. Chil­dren are home from school and the family budget is tight. The Two Harbors Area Food Shelf helps provide nutritious food to these families and needs your help this summer.

When school is out for summer vacation, many children miss out on free school meals and their families turn to us for support. This summer, between the kids being home from school and more families experiencing eco­nomic hardship due to inflation, soaring food and gas prices, and the impacts of expiring COVID-19 pandemic relief programs, we are seeing a greater level of need.

Make a bigger impact on hunger in our community this July

Every day, Minnesotans make over 15,000 visits to food shelves statewide. Children represented 28% of the individuals visiting our Food Shelf last year. 2023 has brought record setting demand for our services, and already this year we have received over 1,200 total visits to our Food Shelf

You can make a difference this year by donating throughout the month of July. The more you donate, 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. Donations can be mailed to: 2124 10th St. Two Harbors, MN 55616. You can learn more about us and donate online at: www.thfood­shelf.org

Hunger Solutions Minnesota is the state­wide organization that coordinates this chal­lenge grant opportunity. Hunger Solutions works to end hunger via the Minnesota Food HelpLine and by advancing fair public nu­trition policies on behalf of hungry Min­nesotans. Hunger Solutions also connects Minnesota’s food shelves with funding and technical assistance to support the 15,000+ daily food shelf visits statewide.

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