The Food Bank

About The Food Bank

Mission:"The Food Bank’s mission is to reduce hunger in Nebraska and western Iowa through community collaboration making the best possible use of all available resources."

The Food Bank serves as a central clearinghouse in which food is distributed to over 360 member agencies in 77 counties in Nebraska and 16 counties in Iowa. The Food Bank distributes over 6 million pounds of food annually to various agencies including emergency shelters, food pantries, and other organizations. The Food Bank also supports five direct programs including The Food For Kids BackPack program, Kids Cafes, The Food Bank Fresh Truck, Senior Outreach, and the Holy Family Sack Lunch program.

Giving Opportunities:

 

Monetary donations are always welcome. For every $1 donated, The Food Bank can distribute $14 worth of food items.

Hosting a food drive can help The Food Bank acquire items in high demand. The Food Bank staff is prepared to assist and offer tips to anyone holding a food drive in order to make the effort as affective as possible.

Volunteer Opportunities:

 

Drivers for The Food Bank Fresh Truck – Similar to a neighborhood ice cream truck, The Food Bank Fresh Truck distributes fresh fruits and produce free-of-charge in poverty-stricken area of the community. It’s these areas of the community where fresh fruits and produce often are not included in the diets of those in need.

Food sorting – After large-scale food drives The Food Bank needs volunteers to sort donated food items in order to be boxed and placed in our warehouse.

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