Omaha Steaks Steps up with large donation During Hunger Action Month

Photo of Brian Barks, President and CEO of Food Bank for the Heartland shaking hands with CEO of Omaha Steaks, Todd Simon, along with other representatives from the Food Bank and Omaha Steaks

OMAHA, Neb. — To reinforce its commitment to fight hunger, Omaha Steaks added nearly $345,000 of protein and gourmet foods to its donation to the Food Bank during Hunger Action month—to bring the company’s food donations in 2023 to nearly $745,000. The donation included a variety of proteins including steaks, poultry, pork, seafood, gourmet sides, and desserts totaling nearly 18,000 pounds.

Food bank officials say they typically receive nonperishable, shelf-stable foods, leaving out a crucial part of a balanced diet – protein. “Because of the high cost and availability, proteins aren’t donated as frequently to the Food Bank, and that greatly impacts how neighbors in need access quality food,” said Brian Barks, President, and CEO at Food Bank for the Heartland. “This donation will allow the Food Bank to distribute 15,000 healthy meals across its 93-county service area—providing families and individuals with hope during a critical time.”

Omaha Steaks remains unwavering in its commitment to providing quality protein and food to people in need during Hunger Action Month and beyond.

Learn how you can get involved at the Food Bank here.