Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Brian Barks, President & CEO
Public Contact Name
Jerlyn Swiatlowski
Main Address

10525 J St
Omaha, NE 68127
United States

What We Do
Older Woman with Food

The Food Bank has seen a 40% increase over the last several months in the number of households served through our Network Partners—surpassing food insecurity levels seen during the height of the pandemic. Help us raise 3 million meals during Shine the Light on Hunger. 

Thanks to Conagra Brands Foundation, The Scoular Foundation, Farm Credit Services of America, and Baker’s, every gift you make before midnight on December 31 will be matched up to $320,000! 

Every dollar you give will be doubled to provide twice as many meals for our neighbors facing hunger. 

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Food Bank for the Heartland works with 544 Network Partners, including pantries, schools, churches, emergency shelters and other non-profit organizations to ensure consistent access to nutritious food in 93 counties across Nebraska and western Iowa. The Food Bank is committed to breaking the vicious cycle of food insecurity and continues to be humbled by the outpouring of support from communities throughout the Heartland.

How Food Banking Works

Donors: Individuals, businesses, foundations, governments, and other organizations donate food, funds, and volunteer time. The Food Bank also purchases food to meet the high need.

Food Bank: The Food Bank collects, stores, and prepares food for distribution to 544 Network Partners in 93 counties across Nebraska and western Iowa.

Network Partners: The Food Bank distributes food to pantries, shelters, meal Providers, mobile pantries, and child nutrition programs.

Those in Need: Families, children, seniors, and adults receive critical nutrition that helps them thrive.


Nonperishable food donations may be delivered to the Food Bank for the Heartland located at 10525 J Street, Omaha, NE 68127.

Interesting Info
  • $1 can provide can provide up to 4 meals for a neighbor in need.
  • 1 in 10 people in Nebraska and western Iowa are considered food insecure — with 1 in 7 of them being children.
  • Food Bank for the Heartland provided more than 27 million meals to neighbors in need in FY 2022.
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Volunteer Opportunities

Pack, sort and stock to fight hunger in the afternoon!
Repeats weekly at 1:00pm
Duration of 2 hours 30 minutes

Pack, sort and stock to fight hunger Tuesday evenings!
Repeats weekly at 5:00pm
Duration of 2 hours


Help Shine the Light on Hunger with 2X the Impact
Repeats daily until Saturday, December 31st, 2022
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