Fight food insecurity one donation at a time with the Foodies

Food Bank for the Heartland’s “Foodies” is an organization of volunteers dedicated to the support of the Food Bank through volunteerism, fundraising, and the promotion of community awareness. The Foodies are close-knit, committed to the Food Bank’s mission, and driven to help our neighbors who face food insecurity.

Food Bank for the Heartland Foodies logo

Current & Upcoming Foodies Events

Becoming a Foodies member benefits you and the community

A Foodies membership offers volunteer opportunities, a connection with other community volunteers, and involvement in Food Bank special events. Currently, there are more than 200 members.

Become a Foodie and get involved by:

  • Volunteering for hands-on activities at the Food Bank—including in our Volunteer Center
  • Supporting the BackPack and Mobile Pantry Programs
  • Participating in funds and food drives like Grocery Games and the PB&J Challenge
  • Volunteering at and attending events like Celebrity Chef, Cocktails & Cans, a fall fundraiser and more

Interested in joining the Foodies? Complete the form below!

make a monthly gift and become a foodies gem!

Hunger is with us 365 days a year. By becoming a Foodies GEM (Give Every Month), you can provide critical nutrition to children, families, seniors, and veterans in need across the Heartland each month. Plus, Foodies GEMs are automatically part of the Food Bank’s Meal Makers group, which provides you with year-end gift statements, reduced solicitation mailings, annual impact reports, priority invitations for special events and volunteer opportunities, and the ability to manage your account online.

Sign up today by selecting the “Recurring” option on the form below and entering your monthly gift amount.

Join the Foodies

Start by filling out the form below. If you have any questions, contact Joanne Kamppinen, Director of Development.

Recent Foodies Events

Photos of a senior man, oranges, a young girl, and assorted vegetables

2022 Foodies Grocery Games

Running from May 6 – May 15, the Foodies Grocery Games is a virtual funds drive with six teams. Proceeds help the Food Bank purchase nutritious food items for struggling neighbors.

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2022-2023 Executive Committee

Jennie Warren
Catherine Mahoney
Michele Zadalis
Denise Fitzgerald
Gabby Mormino
Joani Mullin
Staff Liaison