I came across this information earlier and want to share it with you even if you are located in another state about Food Bank of the Heartland whose mission is "to provide emergency and supplemental food to people in Nebraska and Western Iowa.
The Food Bank distributed 10,000 pounds of food to nearly 200,000 in 2011 --- a 10 percent increase from 2009.
About 21,900 different people in Food Bank for the Heartland's service area receive emergency food assistance in any given week.
Approximately 20 percent of children in Nebraska and western Iowa are at-risk for hunger. One in five kids in Nebraska and western Iowa under the age of 18 is at-risk for hunger. WOW!!! The BackPack Program serves approximately 3,870 children at risk hunger per week. The BackPack Program is designed to provide food for hungry children at times when other resources are not available, such as during weekends and school vacations.
If you were to give $10 did you know it feed a family for two to four days, purchase 23 boxes of macaroni and cheese or provide two weekly backpacks of food to a hungry child? Therefore here is some information for those of you who are intersted in GIVING:
Like to text and want to give $10?? Just text FEED to 501501
or here's an idea if you work at a company that would like to donate time in stuffing the backpacks: contact Janece Potter, 402.905.4811
Visit their Virtual Food Bank, its pretty neat! Very simple and easy to complete
locations to drop off your non-perishable items in the blue collection barrells