WCA, Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless challenge taking place

Western Community Action and Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless announce the fifth annual $150,000 Food Shelf Challenge Grant. Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless will match donations to the Kitchen Table Food Shelves during the month of July, up to $5,000.

The more funds the Kitchen Table Food Shelves raise in July, the larger the matching grant from Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless will be.

In 2013, Minnesota food shelves raised more than $1,000,000 with this grant and hope to raise even more this year.

You can help the Kitchen Table Food Shelves by sending donations to the Kitchen Table Food Shelves c/o Western Community Action, 1400 S. Saratoga Street in Marshall, MN 56258.

Since 1986, Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless has targeted millions of dollars to strategically fight hunger in Minnesota.

Open Your Heart funds the purchase and transfer of more than one million pounds of fresh produce, meat and dairy products every year through Hunger Solutions Minnesota.

Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless has 28 years of experience as the only grant provider in Minnesota focused solely on alleviating hunger and homelessness.

Open Your Heart helps food and shelter providers of all sizes get the resources they need to serve more people, including mattresses, freezers, fresh produce and roof repairs. They also support homeless students by providing school supplies, activity fees, gym shoes, tutoring materials and other essentials that help them engage fully in school. For more information: www.oyh.org/

The Kitchen Table Food Shelves are proud partners of the United Way of Southwest Minnesota.