Tara Stingley, Chairman
Mary Balluff, Chair-elect
Sally Christensen, Secretary
First National Bank
Nate Christ, Treasurer
Susan E. Ogborn, President
Food Bank for the Heartland
Sequoia Wealth Partners, Inc.
Holland Basham Architects
Farm Credit Services of America
One World Health Center
Alley Poyner Macchietto Architecture
Mutual of Omaha
First Data Corporation
Travel & Transport
Stephen Gehring, Legal Counsel
“Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.” – Author Unknown
For the team at Food Bank for the Heartland, this is every season.
Because of you, we were blessed to distribute more food and more food assistance in 2017 than any time in our 36 year history. We saw the food insecurity numbers actually decrease in Nebraska and Iowa for the first time since 2008. We were able to increase the amount of fresh produce, lean meats, and low-fat dairy distributed in order to help others take better care of their health and nutrition. We supported more than 7000 volunteers, here and at mobile pantries and special events across the state, who wanted to donate their time and their work to making the world better for their neighbors.
Going forward into the next blessed season, the Food Bank commits to you and our community that in 2018 we will provide over 21 million meals to Nebraska and western Iowa residents. That we will partner with 235 local pantries, 250 schools, dozens of churches and multiple civic organizations to make sure that the best support is, as always, locally sourced.
That we will ensure that all food we source will be distributed equitably across 93 counties and that all product we distribute will be safe for children, families, and seniors.
And finally we commit to you that we will use 96% of every donation from every person for feeding hungry people and improving the health and productivity of the heartland.
We are blessed to have you as our partners as we engage the world in this conspiracy of love.
President & CEO