As federal employees brace for a second missed paycheck on Friday, many find themselves in the unfamiliar position of seeking food assistance for themselves and their families.
Food Bank for the Heartland is committed to helping those experiencing hardship during the partial government shutdown and is hosting a free mobile food pantry in Bellevue on Monday, January 28 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The mobile pantry will take place at Chandler View Elementary, 7800 S 25th St., Bellevue, NE 68127. Federal workers and their families attending should park in the lot south of the school building and enter through the main entrance.
“Food Bank for the Heartland anticipates that the need for emergency and supplemental food will continue to escalate into February and March – even if the government shutdown ends soon,” said Brian Barks, president and CEO of Food Bank for the Heartland.
Food Bank for the Heartland remodeled and expanded our volunteer center last year, and our volunteers filled it with teamwork, laughter and compassion for those who struggle with food insecurity.
Volunteers are the heart of Food Bank for the Heartland. Thousands of people come to us each year wanting to make a difference in the lives of our neighbors in need. In 2018, more than 43,000 volunteer hours were donated, the equivalent to nearly 21 fulltime employees!
Volunteers package apples, onions and other fresh produce; sort donated perishable and shelf-stable food; pack food bags for at-risk children in the BackPack program; and help in countless other ways.
Thank you to everyone who has generously given their valuable time to assist us in our mission and operations. This extraordinary service is helping feed thousands of children, families and seniors.
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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