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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! The Go Big Breakfast coalition, supported by No Kid Hungry, awarded $56,000 in grants to twenty schools to pilot an alternative breakfast model. Congratulations to the following schools who received funding for breakfast grants:

Alliance Middle School
Barr Middle School
Benkelman Elementary School
Cedar Bluffs Elementary School
Central High School in Schuyler
CL Jones Middle School
East Elementary School
Emerson Elementary
Gering Junior High
Grandview Elementary
Hay Springs High School, Middle School, Elementary School
Minden High School
Plainview Secondary School
Seward High School
Stanton High School, Elementary School
Stratton High School
York Middle School

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

Omaha, NE

Thank you to Conagra Brands Foundation for presenting the 13th annual Shine the Light on Hunger campaign during the holiday season benefitting Food Bank for the Heartland.

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March 2020
Food Bank for the Heartland

In continuing to prioritize health and safety of our partners, clients, volunteers and employees, Food Bank for the Heartland is closely monitoring the rapidly changing situation concerning the possible community transmission of COVID-19.

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7 Can Help

March 5, 2020
Embassy Suites – La Vista

Challenging times call for a united community. From kids to the elderly, a good meal goes a long way to get us through the day. That’s why KETV’s 7 Can Help is partnering with Food Bank for the Heartland for Giving Wednesday.

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