Food Bank for the Heartland
Rating: 5 stars 14 reviews
Issues: Food, Human Services
Location: 10525 J Street Omaha NE 68127 USA
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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I love how Food Bank for the Heartland has brought attention to the fact that hunger is a concern right here in Omaha and surrounding areas, not just in far off cities and countries we see on TV. They reinforce this idea by sharing stories of average citizens who do their best to make ends meet, but just don't have enough at the end of each day, week or month.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Seeing children have food to take home over the weekend by using the Backpack Program.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...