Open Your Heart is proud to highlight our grantee partner, Anoka County Brotherhood Center (ACBC). Thanks to our generous supporters, Open Your Heart recently granted ACBC with funding toward a two-door, glass front, reach in cooler for the food shelf market, allowing them to serve families quicker and easier, while increasing the cubic feet. This will create a safer and more efficient shopping experience, increase shop times resulting in the addition of more appointments, and provide families with more food.
ACBC Food Shelf was founded in 1971 by four women who wanted to help with the need for food and clothing in their community. Currently, the ACBC Food Shelf offers shopping using a client choice model and allows particpants to walk through the store and choose their groceries no different than a grocery store. As of 2019, the food shelf became SuperShelf certified which included partnering with the University of Minnesota Extension Program to transform the physical food shelf space and encourage healthier eating.
Thank you, ACBC, for everything you do!