Open Your Heart recently provided East African Dream, Inc with funding toward a commercial reach-in refrigerator, enabling the provision of free and culturally appropriate food to refugees and immigrants across central Minnesota.

At East African Dream, Inc., their vision is committed to enriching the lives of those in need through the provision of essential services and unwavering community support. They aspire to a future where East African refugees and immigrants residing in Central Minnesota not only thrive but also actively participate in bolstering the well-being and prosperity of the entire community.

Within their organization, you’ll find a comprehensive range of programs and services designed to address the specific requirements of their community. These offerings include Employment Serivces, job training, Education and Skill Development, Economic and Business Advancement, and essential Social and Healthcare support. Their overarching mission is to empower individuals and families, fostering their self-sufficiency and enabling them to flourish.

The impact of this funding is two-fold. Firstly, it will significantly improve the quality of the food provided. With proper refrigeration and freezing capabilities, East African Dream, Inc. can ensure that food items remain safe, nutritious, and of high quality, aligning with their commitment to addressing the nutritional needs of their beneficiaries.

Secondly, the acquisition of cooling equipment will enable them to expand their offerings and reach a larger number of individuals within the East African communities. The capacity to store perishable items will allow them to provide a wider variety of fresh produce, dairy products, and protein sources. This not only improves the nutritional value of the food distributed but also empowers their beneficiaries to make healthier dietary choices.

Thank you, East African Dream, Inc., for everything you do!