Happy Monday! Today’s Grantee Monday is about one of our recent Hunger and Homeless grant recipients, North Suburban Emergency Assistance Response (NEAR)! Open Your Heart provided NEAR with funding for a new refrigerator and freezer to help ensure that safe and healthy food is available for local families facing food insecurity.

NEAR was founded as a food shelf in the early 1970’s by community members who were concerned about the hunger and health of local low-income families. The mission of NEAR is to help alleviate food and clothing shortages in the north suburban area of the Twin Cities. NEAR serves an average of 330 families and 1,200 individuals every month. Thank you North Suburban Emergency Assistance Response for the inspiring work that you do in the community!

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