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Shine the Light on Hunger

For the 15th consecutive year, Conagra Brands and the Conagra Brands Foundation invite the Omaha community to help “Shine the Light on Hunger” this holiday season in conjunction with the Holiday Lights Festival.

The campaign begins November 17 as part of the kick-off of the Holiday Lights Festival and continues through December 31, with many opportunities throughout the city to give back through nonperishable food and monetary donations. For a list of events, please visit the Holiday Lights Festival.

The community-wide campaign goal is 2 million meals, which will have a significant impact on the Food Bank’s distribution. More families than ever are experiencing financial hardship and food insecurity due to the impact of the Pandemic. Thanks to Conagra Brands Foundation, Spreetail, Baker’s and other friends of the Food Bank,
every gift you make before December 31 will be matched—up to a total of $220,000!

Charity Navigator Rating

Food Bank for the Heartland has been awarded the coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for sound fiscal management and a proven commitment to accountability and transparency. This is the eleventh consecutive time that Food Bank for the Heartland has earned this top distinction.

Charity Navigator was founded in 2001 with the goal to create an unbiased source of information that would provide charitable givers the tools necessary to make informed giving decisions. Charity Navigator is now the nation’s largest and most-utilized evaluator of charities.

View Food Bank for the Heartland’s full report

Thank You for Making the Holidays Brighter

The holidays are a difficult time for our neighbors facing food insecurity. This year, with a growing number of families and individuals across Nebraska and western Iowa facing new financial struggles, many who have never utilized Food Bank for the Heartland’s services are in need of help. We are so grateful for the support we’ve received during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Your contributions, both food and financial, will help us feed families in need throughout the coming weeks. More food on the table means less worry and a brighter, happier holiday season. From all of us at Food Bank for the Heartland thank you for your overwhelming generosity.

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Locally Sourced

Ongoing efforts
Food Bank for the Heartland

The best support is locally sourced! Learn about food insecurity & the meal gap in Nebraska and western Iowa.

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2020 - 2021
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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Hunger Action Month

September 2020
Food Bank for the Heartland

September is Hunger Action Month, a month where people all over the United States stand together with the Feeding America network to fight hunger.

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