Between Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the March Campaign, food donations tend to be steady throughout the year. Summer is the one season that lacks a major holiday or food drive and, as a result, our shelves are nearly bare. This is especially unfortunate since only one in six low-income children who ate a school lunch during the school year will be reached by federally funded summer nutrition programs.
We know how good it feels to give during the holidays. And yet now is when HQB Food Shelf needs your support the most. This is the first great reason to make a financial contribution in July. With your help, we hope to raise the $3,000 needed to fully stock the shelf pictured to the left by the end of the month.
The second great reason to give is that all financial contributions to the Food Shelf this month will be matched by Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless. Open Your Heart can purchase food from its food bank for pennies on the pound. $55 will purchase 450 lbs of food from Second Harvest and feed three families of three for six days.
To make an online donation, click here. Cash or check donations can be sent to 270 North Kent Street, St. Paul, MN, 55102.