Where there is food, there’s HOPE!
In the month of March, John Henry Foster (Eagan, Minnesota) gifted a $1,000 check to The Open Door during its March Campaign. For every $1 donated, The Open Door procured $10 of healthy, wholesome food. JHF was able to help provide $10,000 worth of food.
Did you know hunger still exists in our very own community of Eagan, Minnesota? There are still parts of our community that are still food insecure. Why? Some do not have reliable transportation to access food support. Some can’t get to a grocery store. Some simply are too embarrassed or proud to use the food shelf.
These are our neighbors, coworkers, classmates and congregation members. They are seniors, families, veterans, people who are disabled, experiencing homelessness, and CHILDREN. While the economy is improving for some, the working poor are choosing between housing and feeding their family or medical care and feeding themselves. They are choosing high calorie, low-nutrition foods because it’s accessible and affordable. Their health is suffering.
John Henry Foster was thrilled to be able to support the community and looks forward to increasing our involvement in 2015.
The Open Door, formerly the Eagan & Lakeville Resource Centers, is celebrating its 5th year! The Open Door has grown from a small house to an organization with two food shelves, seven Mobile Pantry sites, a new Mobile Lunch Box program and 140 client garden plots at six different sites.
In 2014, The Open Door impacted many with their fresh approach to ending local hunger. Over 1 million pounds of food was distributed, with a focus on procuring healthy, fresh food.
As a leading provider of premium quality compressed air and automation solutions since 1938, John Henry Foster delivers customized automation products and design-to-build solutions to clients in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota and northern Iowa. Our talented and innovative employees serve customers in virtually every industry that utilizes motion control technology and power generation.