Food Bank for the Heartland

Rating: 5 stars   14 reviews

Issues: Food, Human Services

Location: 10525 J Street Omaha NE 68127 USA

Mission: To eliminate hunger in Nebraska and Iowa
Results: In 2014 Food Bank for the Heartland distributed 16 million pounds of food to hungry people in Nebraska and Iowa, a 100% increase since 2009.
Target demographics: eliminate hunger.
Direct beneficiaries per year: over 25,000 different people find emergency food assistance in our service area each week.
Geographic areas served: Nebraska and western Iowa
Programs: emergency and supplemental food distribution, weekend food for children, after school meals and snacks, deliveries to seniors in low-income housing and food stamp assistance.
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EIN 47-0637701
402 331 1212
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I have been working with the Food Bank of the Heartland and their backpack program for the last year with the elementary school that I work at. I have been impressed with the helpfulness of the food bank employees and the volunteers that deliver the food to my school each week. We have many students that benefit greatly from the program, and would be without food on the weekends if this program didn't exist. The food provided in the weekly packets, is food that the kids enjoy and they say that it is good. Our families are very thankful that this program is there to help them out at home when they need it.

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The students are very excited to get the food each week to take home.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

none- the program seems to work well.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The need in the area is huge and the Food Bank for the Heartland is constantly striving to meet it. This organization covers a huge area and crosses state lines to provide food when and where it is needed. They watch the budget closely and make every dollar stretch.

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Seeing the people getting food and not worrying for a short while about where the next meal is coming from.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Have their annual Duck Race fundraiser somewhere else.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Foodbank for the Heartland makes more out of less than any charity I have been associated with in my 33 years in radio. They are so passionate about their mission and so grateful to those who catch any glimpse of the passion and help in any way. Their effort to not only collect money for food, but to inform the entire region about the growing problem of hunger in the region is tireless, relentless and inspring. They always have personel on hand at our events to thank and inform the public. If anyone asks me where they can make a difference, The Foodband for the Heartland is one of the places I would suggest first.

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testimonials from many of our givers, who say the reason they are giving is the the Foodbank for the Heartland was there for them when they were on hard times. One gentleman, who is now a trucker, gave his entire bonus and one paycheck to the Foodbank to say thank you. He convinced other drivers to do the same.

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provide them a means for more advertising.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Food Bank for the heartland is making such a HUGE difference not only in it's home base city of Omaha Nebraska, but they serve most of Nebraska and western Iowa! They have grown with so many great programs. They serve around 300 food pantries and distribute around seven MILLION pounds of food annually! That is why I donate the profit from my online store to them. it is not much money, but EVERY dollar counts. They can turn $1.00 donated into 3 meals.

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It is so wonderful that they can take $1 donated and turn it into 3 meals.

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I would change nothing about this organization.... I hope to be able to donate more money in the future.

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