Help us fight hunger

Join thousands of volunteers in the fight against hunger! Your generosity allows us to help more families in need in Nebraska and western Iowa.  In 2016, volunteers donated 37,300 hours of service at the Food Bank! This is equivalent to 18 full-time employees!

Our volunteer hours are Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., every other Tuesday evening from 5-7 p.m. and every other Saturday morning from 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m.  Volunteers of all abilities are welcome. Group sizes range from 3 to 50 people. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old, ages 12-15 may volunteer with adult supervision. We do not accept court-ordered community service or individuals in the diversion program.

If you have questions, please contact a volunteer coordinator at Volunteer@FoodBankHeartland.org or 402.331.1213.

STEP 1: Complete the individual or group application.
Individual Application Group Application
STEP 2: Once a volunteer coordinator has completed your application, login to the volunteer portal to schedule volunteer hours.
Volunteer Portal












Foodie Form

Food Bank for the Heartland Friends, “the Foodies,” is an organization dedicated to the support of Food Bank for the Heartland through volunteerism, fundraising and the promotion of community awareness.

Membership in the Foodies offers volunteer opportunities, a connection with other community volunteers, and involvement in Food Bank special events.  Currently, there are 200 members. If you are interested in joining the Foodies, please download the membership brochure.

  • Upon clicking "Submit" below you will be taken to a paypal page that allows you to pay for your membership. Save your receipt. Your membership is tax deductible.




2015-2016 Executive Committee

Cindy Hansen


Phyllis Choat


Emily Codr


Patty Suarez


Ann Tjaden


Joani Mullin

Staff Liaison