The OYH Summer Challenge aims to boost food shelves in Minnesota when they need it most. During the summer months, food shelf donations are traditionally low. For the thousands of Minnesota families that rely on free breakfast and lunch programs during the school year, the summer makes it difficult for them to secure food. Open Your Heart’s Summer Challenge makes it possible for Minnesota food shelves to restock and distribute fresh and frozen foods during this difficult time of year.

To Apply

The Summer Challenge is carried out in partnership with Hunger Solutions of Minnesota, who administers the grant. Applications are sent to food shelves mid-May and the deadline for their return is mid-June. Please contact Abbie Joseph with Hunger Solutions at [email protected] or 651-789-9848 if you have any questions.

2022 OYH Summer Challenge Participants

*To donate to a participating food shelf in your area visit their website directly.

360 Communities
Annandale Food Shelf
Anoka County Brotherhood Council (ACBC Food Shelf)
Area Food Shelf of New Richland
Barnesville Area Food Pantry
Bemidji Community Food Shelf
Big Lake Community Food Shelf
Boutiful Basket Food Shelf
Bridgepointe community church food shelf
Buffalo Food shelf
CAER Food Shelf
Calvary Food Shelf
Canby Food Shelf/Prairie Five CAC
CAP Agency Food Shelf
Catholic Charities Emergency Services
Centennial Community Food Shelf
CES (Community Emergency Service)
Channel One Food Shelf
Clearwater Clear Lake Food Shelf
Community Action Center of Faribault
Community Action Center of Northfield
Community Emergency Assistance Programs (CEAP)
Cross Center Foley – Food Shelf
CROSS Services
Crosslake Food Shelf
Cuyuna Range Food Shelf
Department of Indian Work
Du Nord Foundation Community Market
East Grand Forks Food Shelf
Elijah’s Pantry
Emergency Food Pantry
Emily Food Shelf
Eyota Food Pantry
Falls Hunger Coalition
Family Pathways Cambridge Food Shelf
Family Pathways Chisago Lakes Food Shelf
Family Pathways Forest Lake Food Shelf
Family Pathways Mobile Food Shelf
Family Pathways North Branch Food Shelf
Family Pathways Onamia Food Shelf
Family Pathways Pine Community Food Shelf
Family Pathways Sandstone Food Shelf
Francis Basket Food Market
Friends in Need Food Shelf
Fruit of the Vine Food Shelf
Garrison Area Caregivers, Inc   (Dorothy’s Rainbow)
Good in the ‘Hood
Grace Community Fook Shelf
Grand Meadow Faith Community Food Shelf
Greater Mount Vernon Food Bank
Groveland Emergency Food Shelf
Hastings Family Service
Heaven’s Table Food Shelf
Helping Hands Emergency Services Inc.
Hill City Area Food Shelf
Hope for the Community
Hugo Good Neighbors Food Shelf
ICA Food Shelf
Jackson Food Shelf
Janesville community food shelf
Jericho Road
Joyce Uptown Foodshelf
Kandiyohi County Food Shelf
Kasson Food Shelf
Keystone Community Services
La Crescent Food Shelf
Lakes Area Food Shelf
LifeGate Services
Loaves and Fishes
Manna Food Pantry, Inc.
Manna Market Linwood Covenant
Mazeppa Area Food Shelf
McLeod Emergency Food Shelf
Meeker Area Food Shelf
Milaca Area Pantry
Minnehaha Food Shelf
Monticello Help Center
Neighbors, Inc.
North Anoka Emergency Food Shelf (NACE)
North Itasca Emergency Food Shelf
NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center Food Shelf
Ogilvie Food Shelf
Open Hands Midway
People Reaching Out to Other People (PROP)
Pine Island Sharing Shelves
Pine River Area Food Shelf
Pipestone County Food Shelf, Inc.
Plainview Elgin Area Food Shelf
Prairie Five Chippewa County Food Shelf
Prairie Five/Big Stone Lake Area Food Shelf
Princeton Pantry
PRISM Marketplace Food Shelf
Rock County Food Shelf
ROCORI Area Food Shelf
Second Harvest North Central Food Bank
Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Shelf
SEMCAC Houston County Food Shelf
Semcac Preston Food Shelf
Semcac Rushford Food Shelf
Sibley County Foodshare
Source MN Inc
Southwest Carver County Food Shelf
St. Bonaventure Food Shelf
St. Vincent de Paul
Staples Area Food Shelf
STEP – St. Louis Park Emergency Program
Swift County Food Shelf
The Aliveness Project
The Open Door
The Salvation Army – Duluth, MN
The Village in Waterville
Thief River Falls Area Food Shelf
Two Harbors Area Food Shelf
Tyler Area Food Shelf
Valley Outreach
Wabasha Area Food Share
Waconia United Food Shelf
Walker Area Food Shelf
Warroad Food Shelf
Watonwan County Food Shelf
WCCA Food Shelf
Wellstone Center Food Market
West African Family Food Shelf
Western Communities Action Network (WeCAN)
Westonka Food Shelf
Winona Volunteer Services Food Shelf
YouthWay Ministries Manna Market
Zumbrota Area Emergency Food Shelf