Food Bank for the Heartland

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Year Founded:
1981
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Brian Barks
Main Address:
10525 J St
Omaha, NE 68127

What We Do

We are the largest food bank in Nebraska and western Iowa and serve as a clearinghouse to distribute food (fresh produce, dairy and shelf stable food) to 610 network partner organizations across 93 .

Food Bank for the Heartland is currently involved with assessing community needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nonperishable food donations may be delivered to the Food Bank for the Heartland warehouse at 10525 J Street in Omaha. Volunteers are also needed to assemble meals for the BackPack program and boxes of shelf-stable items. Masks and social distancing are required. Please apply to volunteer now through the “Pack, sort and stock food to fight hunger!” posting below.

+++Please visit SHAREomaha.org/COVID19 for our most immediate needs.

Interesting Info

Every dollar donated could provide up to three meals to hungry neighbors. Because we buy in bulk, we can stretch your dollar further.
We serve 93 counties in NE and western IA; of the 1.8 million residents in the area, over 296,000 are considered food insecure.
Our goal is to close the meal gap in our service area by providing 39 million meals per year by 2025.

Give Shop® Wish List

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Volunteer Opportunities

Pack, sort and stock to fight hunger in the morning!
Repeats every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until Thu Aug 12 2021.
Tuesday, January 26th, 2021
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Pack, sort and stock to fight hunger in the afternoon!
Repeats every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday until Thu Aug 12 2021.
Tuesday, January 26th, 2021
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Pack, sort and stock to fight hunger Tuesday evenings!
Repeats every week on Tuesday until Thu Aug 12 2021.
Tuesday, January 26th, 2021
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Upcoming Events

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