South Mpls. church awarded for hunger efforts

MGN Online

With a $3,865 grant from Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless, New Creation Baptist Church (NCBC) in South Minneapolis can provide more food to individuals experiencing hunger and homelessness.

NCBC’s food shelf distributes food on Saturdays when most food shelves are closed, and currently serves close to 1,000 individuals monthly, with over 14,000 pounds of food distributed.

Funding from Open Your Heart will provide the church with a new commercial freezer, which will enable the church’s food shelf to expand its services and capacity.

Each year, Open Your Heart supports more than 200 homeless shelters and food shelves like NCBC, throughout urban, suburban, and rural Minnesota. Open Your Heart looks for gaps in funding of services based on geographic or demographic considerations and reaches out to agencies serving those communities. The nonprofit’s primary goal is to ensure that front line providers of crisis services have the tools, equipment, and infrastructure necessary to carry out their work.

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For more info on NCBC food ministry, visit