It’s that time of year, again! Join us at our upcoming events to Strike Out Hunger in the Heartland.
Canned Food Drive
Now through June 30th
Please deliver your canned food donations to:
Linda at the front desk (Omaha)
or the store front counter (Waverly)
Wednesday, June 24
Employee & Customer Grill Out Lunch
Join us for hot dogs, chips, dessert and drinks
$3 donation or 5 canned food items
Thursday, June 25
Ice cream truck will be in front of the Omaha location during the afternoon
Prices range from $1 to $4 depending on the type of frozen treat
ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT
LOCAL FOOD BANKS
Don’t forget you can donate online
by visiting www.facebook.com/FoodBankHeartland/
and clicking the “Strike Out Hunger” tab
Why Strike Out Hunger Matters To Us
More than just the products we sell or the homes we build, we believe in giving back to our community. Part of this belief is contributing where we can and supporting organizations that positively impact our community. We encourage you to join us in supporting the Food Bank For The Heartland and the Food Bank of Lincoln to Strike Out Hunger.
Approximately 20 percent of children in Nebraska and western Iowa are at-risk for hunger.
18 percent of clients served in Nebraska are 60 years of age or older.
15 percent of Nebraskans reported at least one time in the past 12 months when they did not have enough money to buy food that they or their family needed.
66 percent of clients served by Food Bank for the Heartland report having to choose between paying for food and utilities.
64 percent of clients in the Food Bank’s service area have incomes below the federal poverty line.
28 percent of clients in the Food Bank’s service area have a post-high school education.
For each $1 the Food Bank receives, it can distribute enough food to serve three meals!