YOUR LOCAL FOOD SHELF FILL EMPTY PLATES THIS SUMMER
Donations to our food shelf in
July will be matched in part by Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless to
help end hunger in your community.
In Minnesota, summer means trips to the
lake, long bike rides, and fresh produce. But many Minnesota families can’t
afford weekly trips to the farmer’s market for fruits and vegetables.
Food shelves help provide nutritious fruits and vegetables to these families
and they need your help this summer.
YOU CAN HELP CLOSE THE KID’S SUMMER HUNGER GAP
§ The more that you donate in July, the larger your food shelf’s
Open Your Heart grant will be. The challenge funds will proportionally match
your donation up to $5,000.00. Last year food shelves raised over $1
million. Your local food shelf can leverage your donation because they
have great buying power. They can purchase food from their local food bank at
pennies on the pound.
See more at: http://www.hungersolutions.org/hunger-data-center/child-hunger/summer-hunger-gap/open-your-heart-food-shelf-challenge-grant/#sthash.kjHTPH27.dpuf
The White Bear Area Emergency Food Shelf is
here for those who live in the White Bear Lake Area School District No.
624 who are experiencing an emergency or financial difficulty. We
provide seven days of food including fresh produce, dairy products and
meat. We schedule "Client Choice Shopping Appointments" for Monday
Evenings and Tuesday - Fridays during the day. Please call (651)
407-5310 to schedule an appointment. We also have special programs to
provide groceries for the November and December holidays.
The Food Shelf is supported by the generous
donations of food and cash from individuals, businesses, schools,
churches, associations and other community groups. In addition, more
than 90 people volunteer their time to ensure that food is stocked and
ready for distribution to families five days a week.