Thank you to our great friends and supporters of the work of the Food Bank of Siouxland! This year marks more pounds of food distributed in one year than any other time in our history, topping 2.1 million pounds. We couldn’t do it without you! Thanks to your generosity, more hungry Siouxlanders had food to eat and didn’t have to experience the impact of severe hunger.
So, who is hungry in Siouxland??
We are glad you asked! There are numbers that identify the “food insecure,” defined as someone who doesn’t know where their next meal will come from. Data indicates nearly 400,000 Iowans fall into that category — and 1 in 5 is a child. Studies reflect very similar numbers in Nebraska.
But they are not just “numbers,” of course …
They are children. Adults. Families. Senior citizens. People. And they are hungry.
The Food Bank of Siouxland serves 11 area counties, and in our area, that means 28,620 are at high risk for hunger. Hunger is hard to identify as it’s often an invisible problem. Few people will tell you they are struggling to have enough food to eat. Truly, the hungry are your neighbors, your co-workers, your friends … maybe even in your own family.
Our mission, every day, is to work toward solving hunger. Getting food to those who need it but are struggling to make ends meet. Making sure children, families, and seniors can rest at night because their stomachs are not growling.
With your help, and working together, we can solve hunger.
Thank you for all you do!
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.”