With support from our generous donors, Open Your Heart provided HOPE 4 Youth with funding to purchase and install kitchen equipment for HOPE 4 Youth’s Drop-In Center meal program. At their Drop-In Center, hot meals are a focal point for youth receiving services. These upgrades will transform HOPE 4 Youth’s space into a true multi-use, not to mention, on-site kitchen for staff and volunteers.

With the double sink addition, they will increase produce prep, thus increasing their ability to provide more nutritious, fresh menu options. The new dishwasher will eliminate unnecessary waste, and overall, they anticipate the total meals served to increase 30%, reaching more young adults and their children.

HOPE 4 Youth is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in Anoka County that helps young people, ages 16 to 24, who are experiencing homelessness in the northern Twin Cities metro area. In late 2012, a series of news articles raised awareness of young people in Anoka County who were in need of basic resources. The stories were published during the coldest days of winter and sparked an immediate reaction from the public. Partnerships were formed, donations were collected, and plans were made for HOPE 4 Youth.

For volunteering, their biggest need are volunteers to donate and serve a meal. Info on that opportunity can be found HERE.  Click HERE to view Hope 4 Youth’s 2021 Annual Impact Report with great highlights and stats. 

Thank you, Hope 4 Youth, for everything you do!