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Disaster Relief

Food Bank for the Heartland continues to assist communities impacted by the spring 2019 flooding across Nebraska and Iowa as they rebuild. Since March, we have distributed more than 600,000 disaster meals to individuals and families in need.

And the Floods Came: Nebraska 2019” looks back at the historic disaster while also looks forward – hearing from those in both urban and rural areas who are unsure about their future, but determined to rebuild their lives and communities.

In addition to eyewitness accounts of the devastation and deeply personal stories of survival, the documentary examines the circumstances that made this flooding so unique in the state’s history.


Go Big Breakfast

The Food Bank is a proud member of Nebraska’s new Go Big Breakfast coalition! We know that kids are healthier and do better academically if they have the food they need in the morning. The Go Big Breakfast coalition, supported by the No Kid Hungry Campaign, is offering grants to Nebraska schools to help schools increase breakfast participation in their schools by transitioning to an alternative breakfast model.

  • Schools can apply for up to $5,000 to fund expenses related to starting up or transitioning to an alternative breakfast model.
  • Grants applications are being accepted from January 13 – February 21, 2020.
  • These grants are not limited by free and reduced-price lunch percentage or other poverty indicators.
  • Multiple schools in the same district may apply and receive awards!

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Pints to Gallons 

Help the Food Bank provide milk for local families through the Pints to Gallons Challenge. Register your school or classroom today! Students will have an opportunity to learn about giving back to the community. The challenge kicks off in February of 2020. Details are listed below.

  • The Food Bank will deliver pint-size milk containers to your school
  • Students will collect loose change throughout February or a week of your choice
  • Containers can be returned to your school or the nearest First National Bank
  • The Food Bank will use all donations to purchase milk
  • Milk will be delivered to pantries

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Upcoming events

Shine the Light on Hunger

January 2020
Omaha, NE

Now in its 13th year, the Shine the Light on Hunger campaign supports hunger relief programs and provides meals for those who are food insecure. With the support of the community, Conagra Brands has set an ambitious goal this year of raising the equivalent of 1.75 million meals!

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Woodhouse Celebration Concert & BackPack Challenge

Saturday, February 29th
Food Bank for the Heartland

We invite you to help make a difference for Heartland children in need by donating to the Woodhouse BackPack Challenge!

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Celebrity Chef 2020

March 5, 2020
Embassy Suites – La Vista

Please join us as we welcome Carla Hall to Omaha! Award-winning chef and television personality Carla Hall will entertain guests at the 19th Annual Celebrity Chef event benefiting Food Bank for the Heartland. Support the Food Bank while experiencing an evening of food and fun.  

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