Meeting the people we serve where they are.
Food Bank for the Heartland works with 544 Network Partners, including pantries, schools, churches, emergency shelters, and other non-profit organizations to supply emergency and supplemental food to children, families, seniors, and veterans in need. In FY 2022, we distributed more than 26.6 million meals across our service area. Our Network Partners play an integral role in our communities to assist those struggling with food insecurity throughout the Heartland.
1 in 9 children in the Food Bank’s 93-county service area is at-risk for hunger. The BackPack Program, a partnership with area schools, offers packs of weekend breakfasts and lunches to children. Each week during the school year, 8,381 packs—equaling 33,524 meals—of easy-to-prepare or ready-to-eat nutritious food are distributed to children in 253 schools in 112 school districts in Nebraska and western Iowa. Each BackPack is assembled by Food Bank volunteers.
To learn more about becoming a participating school in the BackPack Program, please contact Spencer Cohorst.
Interested in supporting our BackPack Program? Contact our Development Team.