Donate food to neighbors struggling with food insecurity.
Food donations from individuals, groups, and businesses are an integral part of Food Bank for the Heartland’s mission. We rely on donated food in order to provide nourishing meals for thousands of people each month. Whether you want to organize a food drive in your community or at your office, or you’d like to find a place for the surplus of carrots in your community garden, read on to learn how you can contribute—and which food items we need most.
giving is easy with instacart!
We’re excited to share that we’ve teamed up with Instacart to make holiday giving extra easy this year with the launch of Community Carts! With this feature, you can now send food donations directly to us without leaving your home.
All you have to do is:
- Open our Community Cart on Instacart
- Type the Food Bank’s address in the upper right: 10525 J St, Omaha, NE 68127
- Shop most-needed items from our wish list
- Check out and an Instacart shopper will deliver the items directly to us
In addition, if you place an order between now and December 4, 2022, Instacart will match the value of your donation 1:1 up to $100,000 to Feeding America.
Ways to Give Food
Food Drop Off
Host a Food Drive
Hosting a food drive is a meaningful and fun way for schools, civic groups, offices, places of worship, and neighborhoods to support our mission. Food drives raise awareness of hunger in our communities, help our neighbors in need, and play an essential role in the fight against hunger. Free boxes for collection are available from the Food Bank.
Groups, organizations, and businesses also have the option of hosting a food-specific drive, asking peers to collect one specific food item, like pasta or jars of peanut butter. This type of food drive is easy to implement, fun to promote, and helps us address a specific food need.
Our drivers are certified food handlers trained to the standards required by the Department of Environmental Health and the Department of Agriculture. To schedule a pick-up of a large-scale food donation of 1,000 pounds or more, please contact Danielle Helm, Food Sourcing Coordinator.
Most-Needed Food Items
Questions about donating food to Food Bank for the Heartland?