When you make a memorial or tribute gift to Food Bank for the Heartland, you are honoring a loved one’s memory or thoughtfully celebrating a special person or occasion while providing emergency and supplemental meals to families in need. The person you are honoring or another designated individual will receive a colorful card by email or postage mail notifying them of your gift in their name.
Your memorial or tribute gift may be of any size. All donations benefit Nebraska and western Iowa families struggling with food insecurity.
To learn more about memorial and tribute gifts, please contact Kelly Ptacek, vice president of external affairs, at (402) 905-4808 or KPtacek@FoodBankHeartland.org.
The Mills County Storehouse has been part of the Glenwood, Iowa community for 45 years. It is a pantry and thrift shop run by volunteers. The organization is a long-time partner of the Food Bank.
Within the first hour of the flood evacuation order on March 16, shaken evacuees began arriving at the Mills County Storehouse in need of food and clothing. Within three hours, donations and volunteers started showing up. The nearby towns of Pacific Junction, Bartlett and Percival were devastated, and residents were in dire need of basic necessities. Since March 1, the pantry has provided 86,241 meals.
“I am touched by the grace, grit and gratitude of every family that has come to the Mills County Storehouse,” said Barbara Kaiman, flood relief coordinator. “They are proud, hard-working people who have never asked for help. Many lost everything in the flood. We are providing food, clothing, cleaning supplies, household items and anything else that has been donated. We are grateful for the support we have received from across the country.”
Food Bank for the Heartland has been honored with a Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator for the eighth consecutive year. Charity Navigator is the nation’s largest evaluator of charities. They provide ratings for over 8,000 American charities based on sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.
Only 2% of the charities rated have received 9 consecutive 4-star evaluations. Food Bank for the Heartland is proud to be recognized for continuing to offer excellent services as one of the most highly rated organizations in the country.
To view the Food Bank’s rating, please visit: www.charitynavigator.com.
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