This is a time to highlight our communities’ successes in feeding the hungry and remind our communities of the need for continued support for our hunger fighting efforts. The staff of the Food Bank of Siouxland is planning on a busy 30-day long campaign in which we will ask the community to donate their voice, money, or time to come to one (or all) of our events. These events include the following:
Thursday, September 11, 2014, Food Bank of Siouxland Night at Bob Roe’s Point After! At Bob Roe’s Point After, a portion of the wings purchased throughout the day will be donated to Food Bank. Please join us “Where Good Times Gather” for a fun way to kick off the start of Hunger Action Month.
Saturday, September 13, 2014, “Leader of the Pack” 5K Run/Walk, at the Adams Nature Preserve. Join the friends of the Food Bank of Siouxland for a 5K Fun Run/Walk for adults and a 1 mile kids fun run. After the run/walk, food and beverages will be provided. Kids can have fun in the activity tent and enjoy Blue Bunny ice cream. Follow these two links for more information Registration Brochure and the Leader of the Pack 5k Poster.
Monday, September 15 through Sunday, September 28, 2014, Hy-Vee has selected the Food Bank of Siouxland for Operation “Helpful Smile”. Hy-Vee will match public donations to the Food Bank of Siouxland up to $1,000, during the two-week period. Participants may leave money for the fundraiser in the checkout lines of specially marked boxes at all Siouxland Hy-Vee locations. If you give a little, you can feed a lot. If you give a little more, you can feed a lot more!
Sunday, September 21, 2014, “Loaves and Fishes,” a partnership with churches and other faith based organizations across our 11 county service area. Taken from the story of Jesus multiplying the loaves and fishes, this event asks churches to take a second collection during their services. We ask each family to donate a small amount, a dollar. While this seems a small amount, when added together from all the participating organizations, we can buy so much more. With each dollar donation, we can provide 13 pounds of food! Click the following link for more information or to join us: Loaves and Fishes Brochure 2014.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014, Food Bank of Siouxland night at Texas Roadhouse. Missed the Point After Wings Night? Want to make the most of Hunger Action Month? Then join us at Texas Roadhouse at the Lakeport Commons on Tuesday, September 23, for a fundraising night. 10% of your bill with be donated to the Food Bank.
Additionally, the Food Bank of Siouxland asks you to print and distribute a 30 Ways in 30 Days Calendar. This will include these events and ways people can support feeding the needy, like watching the documentary “A Place at the Table.” Additionally, this is a time to become more active in the fight against hunger, by helping sort food at the Food Bank. To find more ways to help, contact Debbie at the Food Bank at 712-255-9741.
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.”