Grantee Stories

Tracy Food Shelf

Tracy Food Shelf

In April 2019, Open Your Heart awarded the Tracy Food Shelf with funding to purchase a commercial freezer to accept frozen meat donations as they become available. Highlighting the impact that it’s already had on the food shelf and its clients, a Tracy Food Shelf...

Churches United in Ministry (CHUM)

Churches United in Ministry (CHUM)

In April 2019, Open Your Heart awarded CHUM with funding to create a warm space in the shelter vestibule that people experiencing homelessness can access during the sub-zero winter temperatures and inclement weather. Discussing the impact it’s already had on the...

St. Anne’s Place at Haven Housing

St. Anne’s Place at Haven Housing

In June 2019, Open Your Heart awarded Haven Housing with funding for a new energy efficient freezer to be able to accept more food donations and increase healthy food options for families at the shelter. Discussing the impact it’s already had on the organization, Amy...

Ruth’s House of Hope

Ruth’s House of Hope

In June 2019, Open Your Heart awarded Ruth’s House of Hope with funding for two new freezers to be able to provide more food to families experiencing homelessness. Highlighting the impact that it’s already had on the shelter, one staff member states: “The grant from...

Loaves & Fishes

“Grant funding from Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless was used to purchase a walkie pallet truck. This equipment purchase has substantially improved our warehouse operations by easing maneuverability of food movement. With over 2,000,000 pounds of food moving...

Community Emergency Service, Inc. (CES)

Community Emergency Service, Inc. (CES)

“Open your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless provided a grant that enabled Community Emergency Service (CES) to replace its de-functioning 55+ year old boiler and radiators with a new high efficiency furnace system (just before winter arrived). The support of Open Your...

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