Black History Month
February is Black History Month. It’s a time to honor and celebrate the achievements and history of Black people while recognizing that progress toward equality that has yet to be made. Click here for more information about Black History Month.
Food Bank for the Heartland is committed to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in all that we do.
Below are some additional resources about Black History Month, upcoming events to attend, and ways to make a difference in February and throughout the year.
- PBS is offering a variety of films this month which celebrate Black Americans who have left a memorable mark on our history. Click here for a listing.
- Click here for a list from the University of Nebraska – Omaha of events in February which highlight Black History.
- Metro Community College posted a list of virtual lectures and performances happening throughout February. Click here to view the list.
- February 4 – May 28, 2023 Descendants Of Dewitty exhibition at the Durham Museum. This photo exhibition shares the history of the people of DeWitty, later known as Audacious, the largest and longest-lasting African American settlement in rural Nebraska. Learn more and plan your visit here.
- Click here to see a list of black-owned businesses in the Omaha area including restaurants, retail stores, arts & entertainment, and more.
how black leaders and advocates are addressing hunger nationwide
Mya Price, Director, Food Security Equity Impact Fund at Feeding America knew from a young age that she wanted to help break down barriers and help support communities of color—and today she gets to do just that in her role at Feeding America.
The Food Security Equity Impact Fund supports community-led solutions to address systemic inequities by awarding multi-year grants to community organizations and network food banks engaged in food justice and equitable access initiatives. The fund works closely with Black farmers, neighborhood councils, and community organizations to address the disparities that put Black people in America at greater risk of experiencing hunger. Learn more about the Food Security Equity Impact Fund here.
about mya price
Mya grew up in Kentucky with a single mom and sister. She saw first-hand how Black families are often cut off from access to enough food. She received free and reduced price lunch at school, but knew that a lot of her neighbors didn’t have access to the same resources that she did.