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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.


Locally Sourced

Someone you know may be food insecure – an elderly neighbor, a classmate at your child’s school or an employee at a store or restaurant you patronize.

Food insecurity is the lack of reliable access to enough food to maintain a healthy lifestyle, often the result of having to choose between buying food and paying for other necessities.

Food Bank for the Heartland is committed to helping our food-insecure neighbors across Nebraska and western Iowa. We are calling on you to think and act locally. The best support is locally sourced.

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Stronger Than Hunger

Most Saturdays in the fall, 90,000 fans fill Memorial Stadium to cheer on the Husker Football team. This fall, Spreetail plans to lead a charge against child hunger in our state. For every offensive yard the Huskers gain during the regular season, Spreetail will donate $20 to Nebraska’s Feeding America Food Banks: Food Bank for the Heartland & Food Bank of Lincoln.

Spreetail’s leading the charge, but you can get involved in the effort, too! Whether you want to demonstrate your confidence in the team or you’re confident there’s no place for child hunger in our state, you can donate at Funds raised will be shared between Food Bank for the Heartland & Food Bank of Lincoln, who together serve all 93 of Nebraska’s counties.

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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