Open Your Heart provided Channel One Food Shelf with funding for two mobile beverage coolers in support of Channel One’s Mobile Market, which will improve access for people living in the most food insecure neighborhood in Rochester.
The Channel One Mobile Market will remove transportation and accessibility barriers that often keep low-income people from accessing nutritious, culturally-appropriate food. At Channel One Regional Food Bank, their mission is to strengthen food access and build healthy communities with a vision that every community in our region is food secure.They serve people experiencing hunger in 14 counties in southeastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin through a network of 167 food shelves, pantries and programs.Initially established in 1980 as a co-op to provide food to seniors in Olmsted County, Channel One has grown to become the largest hunger relief organization in their region.
Channel One is a member of Feeding America, a national network of 200 food banks from across the country providing food assistance. This allows them access to millions of pounds of surplus food and grocery donations that they safely and efficiently collect, store, and distribute to those in need. Thank you, Channel One Food Shelf, for everything you do!