Donate Food


How to give food

Food Bank for the Heartland receives generous donations of food every day from supporters in the community: truckloads from our manufacturing and retail partners, fresh produce from local producers and nonperishable items collected at food drives. You can contribute to the Food Bank’s mission of serving the hungry in Nebraska and western Iowa in many ways.

Most-Needed Food Items

Peanut butter
Macaroni & cheese
Canned tuna & chicken

Pancake mix
Canned fruit & vegetables

Pork & beans
Pasta & sauce
Boxed meals


Turn money into meals.

Start a virtual food drive

Create a food drive

Looking for a meaningful way to take action and support Food Bank for the Heartland’s mission? Food and funds drives raise awareness of hunger in the community, collect food for people in need and play an essential role in the fight against hunger.

  • We have boxes available at Food Bank for the Heartland that you may pick up. Due to our 78,000-square-mile service area and increased transportation costs and demands, we can no longer deliver and pick up barrels for food drives. You may pick up your boxes and bring your collected food to the Food Bank (10525 J Street Omaha, NE 68127) Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Your delivery is just as important as your donation.

Create a food drive


Drop off food

We consider your transportation of collected food as part of your donation. Your delivery to our warehouse allows us to use our resources in a cost-effective manner. Food Bank for the Heartland is located at 10525 J Street, Omaha, NE 68127.

The best times to deliver food are: Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. We will have Food Bank staff available to assist you. Please check-in at the front desk upon arrival. For more information, please contact Jean Romsa, Administrative Specialist, at 402.331.1213.

Find drop off locations

Donation pick-up

Our drivers are certified food handlers trained to the standards required by the Department of Environmental Health and the Department of Agriculture. To schedule a pick-up of a large-scale food donation, please contact Kevin Hood, Food Sourcing Specialist, at 402.905.4807.