Rochester food bank receives $2K grant

(ABC 6 News) – Channel One Food Shelf in Rochester received a grant from the Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless (OYH) Foundation.

In their most recent summer funding cycle, Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless has granted Channel One Food Shelf with $2,254 to help improve access to fresh food in Rochester.

Channel One Food Shelf serves children, adults, and families experiencing hunger in 14 counties in southeastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Funding from Open Your Heart will provide Channel One Food Shelf with two mobile beverage coolers, which will improve access for people living in the most food insecure neighborhoods in Rochester.

The Channel One Mobile Market will remove transportation and accessibility barriers that often keep low-income people from accessing nutritious, culturally-appropriate food.

Since 1986, the Open Your Heart Foundation has ensured that emergency shelters, food shelves and domestic violence shelters throughout Minnesota have the tools, equipment and infrastructure necessary to best serve those in need.

Open Your Heart awards funds every three months and provides emergency support within days during a crisis. They support programs in communities where many traditional funders do not reach – food shelves, domestic violence shelters, and homeless programs in small communities and sparsely served remote corners of the state.

Through this direct support, Open Your Heart helps these organizations provide safe and dignified environments for people across Minnesota.