With support from our generous donors, Open Your Heart provided ICA Food Shelf with funding in support of ICA’s school-based market and resource center, helping to reduce food insecurity and create long-term stability through resource referrals among students and families at West Hopkins Jr. High. ICA offers food to area schools through important relationships with Hopkins and Minnetonka school districts. By providing weekend food bags for students experiencing meal gaps, along with literature to encourage parents to come to the food shelf, ICA is able to identify more families in need in the community. School teachers and social workers also use ICA’s Snack Bins to supply healthy snacks for students who are missing meals. ICA’s case managers work directly with clients, providing referrals to other resources, and offering financial assistance for homelessness prevention. Helping people stay in their homes is a vital step in building a stable financial future. ICA’s employment specialist helps clients with skills and tools required to obtain employment.