Open Your Heart provided Two Harbors with funding to repair walk-in freezer, ensuring items are kept frozen until distributed to clients.
The mission of the Two Harbors Area Food shelf is to reduce hunger and improve the health of people in need by providing food and other resources at no cost. In 2020 alone, they distributed over 132,000 pounds of food to nearly 400 different households. They have worked in partnership with their building owner to adapt their service model to be a ‘drive through’ set-up to allow for more safe and contact-free service delivery. Each household that comes through receives between 80-100 pounds of food, 8-10 pounds of that is frozen items including meat. Their large walk-in freezer allows them to safely store a large amount of food which enables them to have more to distribute to clients. With the support of OYH, they will be able to make a needed repair to ensure the freezer is properly operating for a long time to come.