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Shine the Light on Hunger

Exciting news! The Conagra Brands Foundation announced that this year’s goal of raising 1.4 million meals to support the hunger relief efforts as part of the 11th annual Shine the Light on Hunger campaign has been met.

“Reaching our goal is going to make a significant difference for families throughout Nebraska and western Iowa,” said Robert Rizzo, Senior Director, Community Investment for Conagra Brands. “Shine the Light on Hunger spotlights the incredible impact we can have on our community when so many very generous people and businesses work together to achieve the impressive goal of raising 1.4 million meals – enough resources for the Food Bank to stock the pantries it serves for over a month. We are proud to celebrate and acknowledge this community-wide achievement, but we also know that friends and neighbors in our community struggle to feed their families year-round.”

There’s still time to make an even greater impact. Our blue collection barrels will remain out through Feb. 14, which marks the end of the 13-week campaign.



Food Bank Receives Highest Rating

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 8 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:

Woodhouse Challenge Raises over $1.08 Million

For the ninth year, the Woodhouse Auto Family challenged its employees and the community to raise funds during the month of November for Food Bank for the Heartland’s BackPack program; both responded with overwhelming generosity. The Woodhouse Challenge IX generated $1,080,576, which is enough for 6,576 food-insecure kids to participate in the BackPack program during the school year.

“Words cannot express our thanks to Jason and Shelbi Pittack for championing this cause,” said Susan Ogborn, president and CEO of the Food Bank. “We are in awe of the culture within the Woodhouse Auto Family. Employees have a deep desire to make a difference in our communities, and they have. Woodhouse successfully rallied the public in an effort to help the thousands of children in our area who at-risk for hunger.”

This is the ninth year of the Woodhouse Challenge. Since it began, more than $5.6 million has been raised for the Food Bank’s BackPack program.

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Meet Emily

Food Bank Client
Food Bank for the Heartland

Meet Emily. Emily was referred to the Food Bank during hard times.

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May 23, 2018
10525 J Street

Omaha’s 6th annual 24-hour charitable challenge is set for May 23, 2018! Funds raised through OmahaGives will help Food Bank for the Heartland continue its mission of providing emergency and supplemental food to the people in need in Nebraska and western Iowa.

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Cocktails with the Cans

April 19, 2018

Please join us for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and music as we celebrate president & CEO Susan Ogborn’s pending retirement while raising awareness at Food Bank for the Heartland.

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