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April Food Drive: Scouting for Food

The Food Bank of Siouxland and area Mid America Council Boy Scouts partner for the annual “Scouting for Food” food drive. This event brings significant quantities of food to the Food Bank to help feed the community’s hungry citizens, and is a wonderful community service opportunity for the scouts. The food drive has two elements:  collection at the homes of residents, as well as food collection at area grocery stores. Door hanger reminders will be distributed to homes by the scouts on Saturday, April 11, 2015. The following Saturday, April 18, scouts will return to collect food set out for them. The scouts will also be at local grocery stores on the pick-up day for shoppers to donate at those sites. For more information on how you can help, please click here.

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May Food Drive: Stamp Out Hunger

This is a nation-wide event and is the single largest food drive conducted on one designated day from coast to coast. The National Association of Letter Carriers are committed participants in this large undertaking every year, and are anticipating another successful food drive.

“Stamp Out Hunger” makes it easy for residents to donate. All they have to do is place non-perishable food items in bags and place the bags next to their mailboxes on Saturday, May 9, 2015. U.S. Postal Service letter carriers will pick up the bags and donated items to help stock the shelves at the Food Bank of Siouxland. For more information on “Stamp Out Hunger”, please follow this link.

Food Drive Information:

“The Food Bank of Siouxland is so appreciative of this great work!” stated Executive Director Linda Scheid. “We are seeing so many people needing the support of the agencies offering either meals or take-home food, and that means the demand here at the Food Bank is incredibly high. At the same time, donations are not keeping pace with the need. The food drives are a tremendous boost.”

Volunteers are expected! Sorting the donations will be done in the Food Bank warehouse on Saturday, April 18 and Saturday, May 9. The work begins at 1 PM. Give us a call to sign up! 712-255-9741.

The Food Bank does request that participants not donate expired food, open containers, product without labels, or product in glass containers, as they are easily broken. Most commonly needed items include canned fruits, canned meats, cereal, peanut butter, and pasta.

Mission Statement: The Food Bank of Siouxland, a nonprofit organization, strives to be responsive to the needs of its agencies, donors and volunteers by efficiently soliciting and distributing food to feeding programs for the needy.

The Food Bank of Siouxland is an equal opportunity provider.”

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