Denise McCauley, Chair
Chad Werner, Chair-elect
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
Craig Kinnison, Secretary
Farm Credit Services of America
Nate Christ, Treasurer
Brian Barks, President
Food Bank for the Heartland
Eric R. Arneson
Huffman Engineering, Inc.
Sequoia Wealth Partners, LLC
Five Points Bank
OneWorld Community Health Centers
Emspace + Lovgren
Stephen E. Gehring, Legal Counsel
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all of us. But thousands of our food-insecure neighbors do not have regular access to meals. Children, families, seniors, and veterans are finding themselves in the unexpected position of needing emergency food assistance for the first time.
The need for meals is more critical than ever.
Last year, we worked relentlessly to help Nebraskans and Iowans devastated by the historic flooding across the Heartland. We distributed more food than ever before — until now. In April 2019, we purchased 400,000 pounds of food. In April 2020, we purchased 1 million pounds of food — more than double during last year’s flood relief efforts.
From March 15, 2020, to May 15, 2020, the Food Bank distributed an astounding 3,974,012 meals. And, we will continue working with our partners to provide urgent meals in the months to come.
During this unprecedented time, I am grateful to the community for its extraordinary support. Thank you to our donors, volunteers, pantry partners, and Food Bank staff. You are making a difference for our neighbors who are struggling. It is our business to help, but we couldn’t do it without you.
President & CEO