An empty plate and the feeling of running on empty is a reality for 26,150 people in Siouxland, including 11,210 children.
Although the news will tell the story of an economy doing much better and of unemployment number dropping, the Food Bank of Siouxland is still seeing an upward trend that sets monthly records for distribution and more people seeking food assistance than ever before in our 26 year history.
You see, the recession isn’t over for everyone. In fact, Sioux City is ranked #14 in the nation for cities losing the most jobs in the past year according to 24/7 Wall St. Underemployment, wages that don’t allow for a balanced budget, medical costs and other expenses are all factors that can tip a family budget over the edge.
You can help fill plates and fill bellies so no one goes to bed hungry. You can ensure that our neighbors in need are not running on empty, so they can reach their full potential. While it’s tough to do basic activities on empty, it’s easy to make a difference.
Ways you can fight hunger:
- 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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