Thanks to generous supporters like you, Open Your Heart provided Winona Volunteer Services (WVS) with funding toward a new commercial walk-in cooler and freezer for the food shelf.

WVS provides food, meals, assistance, and education to the community. These units will provide the most wanted food items desired by the 800+ households that visit the food shelf each month. Frozen and fresh foods are essential for a healthy diet and give families a choice over processed foods. Unfortunately, many shoppers suffer from chronic conditions and lack the financial resources to purchase healthy items from the grocery store. Without enough nutritious food, seniors, adults, and children may be at risk for malnutrition and increased stress levels in their homes.

These new units will enable WVS to offer their seniors, low-income workers, and government beneficiaries a variety of fresh produce and frozen items critical for their health. This project is a major step towards ensuring everyone has access to the nutritious foods they need to thrive.

Thank you, Winona Volunteer Services, for everything you do!