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USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

The USDA Nondiscrimination Statement has been updated. All network partners that receive USDA products must begin using the new statement on their web sites and on all new printed materials.

If you do not update your marketing materials, you will be considered non-compliant and risk losing access to USDA items for your clients.

You can add the following link to the new USDA Nondiscrimination Statement on your organization’s web site homepage:

On printed marketing materials:

  • The statement cannot be smaller than 11-point font or the smallest font used in the document.
  • If the full statement does not fit, you may use this shortened statement on one-page documents, pamphlets and fliers, but it must be printed in the same font size as the other text: “This institution is an equal opportunity provider.”
  • You can continue using current printed materials, but as you print new documents, you should include the new statement.

Your web site should be updated by January 31st, 2016. All printed marketing materials must contain the new USDA Nondiscrimination Statement by September 2016. On both the web site and the printed materials, the appropriate English and/or Spanish version(s) should be used.

If you have any questions, please contact Chelsea Ensor at (402)905-4816 or at

We value your partnership as we work together to feed the hungry across Nebraska and western Iowa. You are making a difference in the lives of your neighbors in need. Thank you for your efforts.

You are a trusted partner

More than 225 pantries, emergency shelters and other nonprofit organizations rely on food from Food Bank for the Heartland to meet their clients’ needs. Whether they serve 30 families or 30,000, all of our network partners can count on us as a trusted source of food products.

The Food Bank works with our nonprofit partners to alleviating hunger in Nebraska and western Iowa. We distribute more than 13 million meals through our network partners. We share best practices with our network partners so they may learn and apply cost-effective methods for safe food service, handling and distribution.

We do not charge for food; however, network partners are asked to assist in the cost of soliciting, collecting, storing and distributing food. Our network partners contribute a shared maintenance fee of 0 cents to 16 cents per pound.

If you wish to become a network partner, please read through the prospective agency application packet. For more information, please contact Michelle Sause.

Network Resource Center

The Food Bank for the Heartland Network Resource Center offers the instructions, information and links you need to make ordering and reporting easy and efficient. Look up a reporting number, learn about food safety and more. Can’t find the information you’re looking for? Contact us today.

Placing orders
Reporting numbers

Dear network partners,

Thank you for attempting to submit a monthly report. Our new monthly reporting system will be up and functioning soon. You will be notified through the welcome message that appears when you have successfully logged into the online ordering system. In the meantime, please continue to keep track of your usual information for each month. Feel free to submit these numbers to Elida Padolina via email (, fax (402-331-6632), or wait to turn them all in through our online ordering system once it is available.

Thank you,
Network Relations Department

Agency resources
Food safety resources

Become our partner
in the fight against hunger.

Download the Prospective Partner Application Packet

 Become a network partner

Join the system of network partners who are leading the fight against hunger! A partnership with Food Bank for the Heartland enables an organization to order food products to better serve its community.

A nonprofit organization wishing to receive food from Food Bank for the Heartland can apply to become a network partner. Below is an application packet that must be completed. Please contact Michelle Sause with any questions.

Application Process:

  • Read through the Prospective Partner Application Packet for a brief overview of Food Bank for the Heartland.
  • Complete the pre-application checklist to determine whether to proceed with the application process.
  • Fill out the Membership Application and Agreement forms and return them to the Food Bank.
  • Provide the Food Bank with a copy of your 501(c)(3) IRS tax exemption letter or the IRS Church Qualifier form (enclosed in the packet).
  • The Food Bank will conduct a review of the service area for unmet needs. The application process proceeds if the area is underserved.
  • Pass a site visit conducted by the Food Bank.
  • Complete Food Safety Training.
Download the Prospective Partner Application Packet

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