Food Bank for the Heartland

Our mission: To eliminate hunger in the Heartland by ensuring consistent access to healthy foods through community partnerships.


We have a big job on our hands, which is why we see the fight against hunger as an ongoing, collaborative effort. Through the collective power of our leadership, staff, partners, volunteers, and donors, we are able to reach more communities, serve more people, and address food insecurity in a more direct and effective way. As new needs arise, we are ready. Together, we are connecting our communities with food, resources, and hope.

Food Bank for the Heartland - 40 Years of Feeding the Need

Food Bank for the Heartland is committed to fighting food insecurity.

For 40 years and counting, we’ve worked to provide emergency and supplemental food to our neighbors in Nebraska and western Iowa. We couldn’t do this life-changing work without our 544 network partners and the support of volunteers, advocates and donors like you. See how you’re helping to make an impact across the 93 counties we serve.

Our Impact

1 in 8 people across the Heartland, with 1 in 5 being children, are struggling with food insecurity. Learn more about our efforts to eliminate hunger in  communities across our two-state service area and how you can help.

Community Voices

Every day, donors, volunteers, partners, and advocates work together to help us create a healthier Heartland. Learn more about their passion to eliminate hunger and hear from neighbors receiving their support.

Ways To Give

At Food Bank for the Heartland, the success of our mission depends on your generosity. There are several ways you can make a difference. Learn more about all the ways you can give and make a direct impact in your community.

Latest Happenings

Woodhouse BackPack Match

1 in 5 Heartland children is facing hunger. Woodhouse Auto Family has stepped up to help with a $500,000 match for our BackPack Program, which provides weekend meals for 8,357 children each week during the school year.

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“Words cannot express our thanks to our sponsors. We are in awe of the community that surrounds us. Thank you to all for your continued support.”
Brian Barks
President and CEO of the Food Bank

thank you to our generous supporters

our service area

We are proud to serve individuals, families, and communities in 93 counties across Nebraska and western Iowa. Click below for a detailed view.

Food Bank For the Heartland Service Area Map: Serving 93 counties in Nebraska and western Iowa