Welcome to the New Open Your Heart Website!

We are saying good-bye to our old website and hello to the 21st century! We hope you find our new home easier to use and more tailored to your needs. We’ve created the site to be as intuitive as possible, but if you can’t find anything, please let us know,...

Fifth Annual Open Your Heart Summer Challenge

The Open Your Heart Summer Challenge began on July 1st. Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless will make a proportional match to donations to participating food shelves during the month of July, up to $5,000. The more funds food shelves raise in July, the larger...

North Loop Fall Crawl – Sept 12th-13th

The North Loop Fall Crawl has chosen Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless as their highlighted charity!  All participating stores will be accepting school supplies and donations for Youth in Shelters around the Twin Cities. In the North Loop of Minneapolis,...

Tap into Your Heart with us on September 10th

Join us on September 10th at Fulton Brewery in Downtown Minneapolis from 4pm-7pm to learn more about Open Your Heart and the state of hunger and homelessness in Minnesota. Do you know how many people will be homeless in Minnesota tonight? Do you know how many trips to...

Domestic Violence and Homelessness

Flash and glamour of the NFL and casino hotels notwithstanding, domestic violence is usually a private occurrence, its victims often isolated and confused.  Mostly it takes place in the home, far from the revealing eye of the camera.  One in four women will become a...

Tap Into Your Heart Event Was a Success!

Thank you everyone who came out for our Tap Into Your Heart Awareness event at Fulton Brewery. Because of the hard work of our Fund, Development and Outreach Committee and inspiring guests, the event was a great success! We gave out a lot of cool prizes and made a lot...

What do I need to know about Give to the Max Day?

This Thursday, November 13th, is Give to the Max Day. About Give to the Max Day Give to the Max Day was created in 2009 to launch GiveMN, a collaborative venture led by Minnesota Community Foundation and many other organizations committed to helping make our state a...

A Note from Ed Murphy

Dear friend, It is never good to be hungry or homeless, but in 2014 Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless was able to help nearly 200 agencies across the state to better serve people in need.  We reviewed a record number of applicants and especially targeted...

Community Garden Planning Grant RFP Released!

More than 300 food shelves operate in Minnesota. Approximately 20% currently operate a community garden on or near their food shelf site. Many other agencies providing programs alleviating hunger operate community gardens to generate food for program participants. For...

Share the Love this Valentine’s Day

…by Donating to Open Your Heart! Giving to Open Your Heart is the most efficient way for you to impact the lives of thousands of people who are hungry and homeless in Minnesota.Our community has food and shelter needs that can’t wait. That’s why Open Your Heart...