Empty Bowls 2019 Announcement: We are excited to announce a change in the venue for Empty Bowls 2019. Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Food Bank of Siouxland’s 15th Annual Empty Bowls Hunger Awareness fundraiser sponsored by Seaboard Triumph Foods on February 1, 2019, will be held at the Sioux City Convention Center. We are very grateful to the Sioux City Convention Center for welcoming us with open arms!
Woodhouse BackPack Challenge Extended: Join Woodhouse Auto Family in fighting childhood hunger! Each child sponsored in our BackPack Program: Food for Kids qualifies you for two tickets to the “Make it Sweet” show on March 30, 2019, featuring Old Dominion and special guest Jordan Davis and Mitchell Tenpenny at CHI Health Center, while tickets last. Donate today! (NOTE: Please make sure you select Food Bank of Siouxland as your charity of choice so your donation stays local!)
Did you see the news?! The Food Bank of Siouxland has been named the best food bank in the entire country according to a new report by Wall Street 24/7!
The data was compiled by the charity-rating website Charity Navigator and considered many aspects for the ratings, including the food banks’ IRS forms, financial health, accountability & transparency, and the organization’s website. The ratings also revealed the percentage of money collected spent on programs and services rather than on administrative and other costs.
The report lists the top rated food banks in numerical order from the bottom, so you’ll have to flip all the way to page 9 and scroll to the bottom to see the Food Bank of Siouxland’s first place rating. Once there, you can see our 100% Charity Navigator rating and see that 97.1% of our expense budget is spent on programs and services. Visit Charity Navigator to learn more about our rating.
Thanks to community wide support, the Food Bank of Siouxland was able to distribute just shy of 2.3 million pounds of food last fiscal year. Our agencies and programs provided food to an average of 16,088 people each month!
With 25,670 food insecure individuals living in our Siouxland community, including 11,030 food insecure children, we know that the work must go on. We must strive to meet the enormous demand for food for those in need.
YOU can help! So many Siouxlanders must rely on us for their nutritional support. We cannot let them down. Please help by making a donation now, by volunteering, by donating food, by spreading the word. Together, we can make a difference!
Ways you can fight hunger:
NEW! You can join our new Hunger Hero club! You will be making a difference all year and receive recognition for your gift all year! Each Hunger Hero will be helping us provide 32,500 pounds of food to those in need! Call Jennifer at 712-255-9741 for more information!
- Make a donation. You can make a tax-deductible donation through our “Fill Plates, End Hunger” online page. Or call Development Director Jennifer Hart at 712-255-9741 x205 to discuss your donation.
- Become a sustainer. The stress of bills comes on a monthly basis. You can help by making your donation recurring on our Help Solve Hunger Every Day online page.
- Donate your time. Volunteering is so rewarding and such a huge help to the Food Bank. Learn more here.
- Donate food. We gladly accept food donations of food. To learn more about what we can accept, please visit our website. If you’re making a special trip to the store to purchase food to donate, please consider donating cash instead as the Food Bank is able to secure 13 pounds of food for every $1 donated!
Thank you for working together to help solve hunger in Siouxland.
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