Food Bank for the Heartland is committed to providing nourishment and solving hunger in Nebraska and western Iowa. Over 217,000 of our neighbors must regularly choose between securing food and paying their bills. One in five children do not know where their next meal is coming from. Hunger doesn’t wait; help us feed those in need today!
Someone you know is food insecure. Food insecurity is the lack of reliable access to enough food to maintain a healthy lifestyle, often the result of having to choose between buying food and paying for other necessities. Food Bank for the Heartland has established ambitious goals for ending this epidemic in our community within the next 10 years – and your help is key.
The meal gap represents the meals missing from the homes of individuals and families struggling with food insecurity in the Heartland. Factors like poverty and local food costs help determine our meal gap.
As Food Bank for the Heartland works to reach our goal of closing the meal gap by 2025, we are calling on community members to think and act locally. The best support is locally sourced.
You have the power to feed your neighbors, to help us end food insecurity in Nebraska and western Iowa and to bring about real, lasting change in our communities.
Our mission & bold goals
To ensure access to healthy food for people in need in Nebraska and western Iowa
To close the meal gap in a sustainable fashion by 2025
In everything we do, we serve with respect, integrity and urgency
Provide 39 million meals per year by 2025
Strategically increase food sourcing program by 65% over 10 years
Develop the processes, infrastructure and resources to empower our network partners
Expand SNAP outreach to 9.3 million meals per year by 2025
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