Food From The Bar 2021
The verdict is in! Together, we can stop hunger. Now in its second year, Food from the Bar brings together Omaha’s legal community to help provide critical meals for our food-insecure neighbors. Law firms and other legal organizations will compete to donate the most funds to help Food Bank for the Heartland distribute food to the growing number of individuals and families who need help in our community.
There is still much work to do, and we need your help! We look forward to partnering with you on our Food from the Bar campaign. Your participation will make a lasting impact.
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This year, there are three ways to make your case heard:
1. Host a virtual “Raise the Bar” Funds Drive. The evidence is clear. This is a safe, convenient, and effective way to feed our neighbors in need. This year, raise the bar with your team while raising critical funds for the Food Bank. Food Bank for the Heartland then uses your gift to purchase the most needed food items across our 93-county service area. Through our relationships with food producers and other partners, we can purchase food by the semi and provide more than could otherwise be collected. Object to food insecurity today! Click here to learn more in the toolkit.
2. Host a “Motion to Give” Food Drive. For the record, about a third of our food comes directly from donations. Join in the fight against hunger and give food to those struggling across the Heartland. Hosting a food drive through your organization brings awareness to the issue of hunger in our community, provides valuable resources to help address the need, and creates a great team-building activity. Boxes for collection are provided by the Food Bank. Click here to learn more in the toolkit.
3. “All Rise” and volunteer! Food Bank for the Heartland could not carry out its critical mission without the commitment of our volunteers. From March 15, 2020, to March 31, 2021, volunteers generously donated 28,982 hours—the equivalent of approximately 15 full-time employees! Volunteers of all abilities are welcome. Get your organization to rise-up together and make a difference in our community. Click here to learn more in the toolkit.
Thanks to your generosity, we continue to provide an average of more than 100,000 meals every day. With the lingering and uncertain pandemic recovery, combined with rising gas and food prices, the need remains great. Your support ensures we can distribute nutritious food through our 610 network partners across 93 counties in Nebraska and western Iowa—along with around 30 mobile pantries—each month.
Your continued support will help get healthy food to thousands of families across the heartland. Thank you for joining us in the fight against hunger!
May the best team win!