Challenge Yourself to End Hunger

Accept the 2016 Food Shelf Challenge from Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless and Channel One Regional Food Bank this July.

You can make a difference in the lives of families facing hunger in our community.

Minnesota summers are made for trips to the cabin, boat rides on the lake, and farmers market outings, not food shelf visits. But that’s the reality for thousands of Minnesotans. Children are home from school and the family budget is tight. They are missing out on the meals they would normally get at school. So, we need your help!

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. You can make a difference this year by donating throughout the month of July. Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless will match your donations to Channel One Regional Food Bank, up to $5,000! Please help us make a difference in the lives of those struggling with hunger. To donate, click here.


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Most Requested

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Channel One Regional Food Bank, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, serves Southeast Minnesota and Western Wisconsin.