Summer Challenge


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. In partnership with Hunger Solutions, 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 Tish with Hunger Solutions at [email protected] or 651-789-9848 if you have any questions.

2020 OYH Summer Challenge Participants

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


360 Communities
A Place For Hope: Recovery and Wellness Center
Annandale Food Shelf
Area Food Shelf of New Richland
BBE Area food shelf
Bemidji Community Food Shelf
Big Lake Community Food Shelf
Bridgepointe community church Food shelf
Campus Cupboard
CAP Agency Food Shelf
CAPI USA Food Shelf
Centennial Community Food Shelf
Channel One Regional Food Shelf
Chippewa County Food Shelf
Clearwater Clear Lake Food Shelf
Community Action Center of Northfield
Community Aid of Elk River
Community Pathways of Steele County
CROSS Services
East Grand Forks Food Shelf
ECHO Food Shelf
Ely Area Food Shelf
Falls Hunger Coalition
Family Pathways Cambridge Food Shelf
Family Pathways Chisago Lakes Area Food Shelf
Family Pathways Fores tLake Food Shelf
Family Pathways Mobile Food Truck
Family Pathways North Branch Food Shelf
Family Pathways Onamia Food Shelf
Family Pathways Pine Community Food Shelf
Family Pathways Sandstone Food Shelf
Friends in Need Food Shelf
Fruit of the Vine food shelf
Glendale Food Shelf
Good Works Food Shelf
Grand Meadow Faith Community Food Shelf
Groveland Emergency Food Shelf
Hallie Q. Brown Food Shelf
Hastings Family Service
Helping Hands Emergency Services, Inc.
Heron Lake/Okabena
High Rise Mobile Food Shelf
Hill City Area Food Shelf
Hope for the Community
Hugo Good Neighbors Food Shelf
Interfaith Action of Greater Saint Paul, Department of Indian Work Food Shelf
Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners
Jackson Food Shelf
Jacobson Food Shelf, Carmel Lutheran Church
Janesville Community Food Shelf
Jericho Road Ministries
Jordan Area Foodshelf
Joyce Uptown Foodshelf
Kandiyohi County Food Shelf
Kasson Food Shelf
La Crescent Food Shelf
Lakes Area Food Shelf
Laporte Community Food Shelf
Lifegate Services
Little Kitchen Food Shelf
Loaves and Fishes (Fosston)
Longville Area Food Shelf
Lonsdale Area Food Shelf, Inc.
Mahtomedi Area Food Shelf
Manna Food Pantry, Inc.
Marshall Kitchen Table
Mary & Martha’s Pantry of Westbrook
McLeod Emergency Food Shelf
Meeker Area Food Shelf
Menahga Area Food Shelf
Minnehaha Food Shelf
Morrison County Food Shelf
Neighbors United Resource Center Food Shelf
Neighbors, Inc.
New Creation Baptist Church (NCBC Food Shelf)
Northome Community Food Shelf
Peace Center Inc.
Pillager Area Food Shelf
Pine Island Sharing Shelves
Pine River Area Food Shelf
Pipestone County Food Shelf, Inc.
Prairie Five/Big Stone Lake Area Food Shelf
Princeton Pantry
PRISM Marketplace Food Shelf
PROP Food Shelf
Ralph Reeder Food Shel
ROCORI Area Food Shelf
Second Harvest
Second Harvest Food Shelf Program
SEMCAC Houston County Food Shelf
Semcac Preston Food Shelf
Semcac Rushford Food Shelf
Senior Food Shelf
Simpson food pantry
Southwest Carver County Food Shelf
Spring Valley, MN Area Food Shelf
Springfield Area Food Shelf
St. Vincent de Paul Faribault, MN
Staples Ares Food Shelf
Swift County Food Shelf
The Aliveness Project
The Camden Promise
The Open Door
The Perham Food Shelf dba the Bridge Community Pantry
The Salvation Army – Duluth
Thief River Falls Area Food Shelf
Tracy Kitchen Table
Two Harbors Area Food Shelf
Tyler Area Food Shelf
United Methodist Food Shelf
Vadnais Heights Food Shelf
Valley Outreach
Waconia United Food Shelf
Walker Area Food Shelf
We Care Project
Wellstone Food Market
West African Family Food Shelf
Westonka Food Shelf
White Bear Area Food Shelf
Windom Area Sharing Center
Winona Volunteer Services Food Shelf
Wright County Community Action, Inc.
YouthWay Ministries – Manna Market

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