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Nebraska Food Bank Network Charity In Omaha Nebraska

Nebraska Food Bank Network

 Omaha     Nebraska

http://www.omahafoodbank.org/     << Visit Website

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Nebraska Food Bank Network Charity Profile

The Food Bank is a non-profit organization whose mission is to alleviate hunger through the collection of donated food and household products and the distribution of these items to charities and organizations that help people in need. The Food Bank works with over 360 organizations in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa to combat the issue of hunger.

The Food Bank collects food nationally through its affiliation with Feeding America (a national organization of food banks and food & household product manufacturers).

The Food Bank also collects food locally through food drives and from local food manufacturers, food distributors and grocery stores.

Food is distributed to people in seventy-seven Nebraska counties and sixteen western Iowa counties.

The Food Bank distributes food to people in need through partner agencies such as the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army food pantries. More than 300 partner agencies receive food from The Food Bank which is then distributed to people who are hungry - food pantries, meal providers, emergency shelters, low-income child care centers, senior citizen programs, and rehab centers are all examples of these partner agencies.

Food also gets delivered to individuals and families via programs designed and operated by The Food Bank such as The Food Bank for Kids BackPack Program, the Senior Outreach Program, Kids Cafés, and The Food Bank Fresh Truck.

The Food Bank started on November 2, 1981 in a 9,000 square foot warehouse serving just 21 agencies. Today, utilizing a 38,000 square foot warehouse The Food Bank distributes between 5 and 7 million pounds of food annually. Since 1981, The Food Bank has distributed over 100 million pounds of food. The Food Bank is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and employs a small full time staff which is augmented by many volunteers.

Nebraska Food Bank Network Volunteer Information

The Food Bank is a great service to the area as a collector and distributor of foods. The Food Bank relies on volunteers to make special events happen as well as day to day operations. The Food Bank could not function without our generous volunteers who are dedicated to alleviating hunger in our community!

Nebraska Food Bank Network Donation Information

Because of the gernous donations of the Omaha and Council Bluffs Metro community, The Food Bank will distribute between 5 and 7 million pounds a food this year alone.

Donation Options:   

Checks, Money Order, PayPal, Gifts In Kind

Nebraska Food Bank Network In The News

Peter Kiewit Foundation Issues $250,000 Challenge Grant

2 days ago From WOWT  

OMAHA, NEBRASKA - The Peter Kiewit Foundation is challenging the Omaha community to donate food to Food Bank for the Heartland. The foundation has issued a $250000 challenge ...

Omaha Food Bank Receives Large Donation

304 days ago From WOWT   View Archived Article

OMAHA, NEBRASKA - On Monday morning, ConAgra's "Shine The Light On Hunger" campaign handed over six weeks worth of donations to the Omaha Food Bank. The campaign received help from countless people in the community, as well as Baker's and Downtown Om ...

Program Aimed At Restocking Food Bank Shelves

430 days ago From KETV Omaha   View Archived Article

OMAHA, NEBRASKA - Now, a month-long campaign called Give the Boot to Child Hunger aims to refill shelves at the Food Bank for the Heartland. The program was launched by Ak-Sar-Ben's River City Rodeo & Stock show in partnership with ConAgra Foods. ...

ConAgra targets child hunger

575 days ago From Omaha World-Herald   View Archived Article

OMAHA, NEBRASKA - Wednesday, workers gathered at the Food Bank for the Heartland's F Street Warehouse, slinging food donated by ConAgra into 5000 backpacks that will be shipped to middle and high school students in rural Nebraska and Iowa who receive little assist ...

Scouts' food drive begins

589 days ago From Omaha World-Herald   View Archived Article

OMAHA, NEBRASKA - The goal of this week's Boy Scout food drive is to collect 500000 nonperishable food items =97 enough to provide more than 300000 meals. In 2010, the ConAgra Foods' Scouting for Food drive collected 433973 food items. The drive, in its 17th y ...

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