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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Emergency Assistance, Food, Food Banks & Pantries, Human Services

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.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Andy H.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I and the firm I work for (Clients First Business Solutions) are very grateful for our relationship with all the fine professionals at the Food Bank for the Heartland. In 2011, I upgraded their enterprise software and the staff makes maximum use of it so as to feed as many hungry people as possible. Amongst my other food bank customers, I hold out the Food Bank for the Heartland as a model because they not only utilize all available functionality to fulfill their noble mission, but have also requested software changes to do so even more effectively. It makes me proud to see so many smart people using the product I support to do so much good. I might add that they are not only customers, but also wonderful friends.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Having worked closely with the staff from the The Food Bank for the Heartland for a number of years, I have seen the great work they have done to help those in need in our community. I have personally been involved with the Kids Cafe programs that have been started as a result of the work of the Food Bank, and the impact it has had on those children.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

slundy

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.