“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” — Winston S. Churchill
Have you ever wished for a little comfort during a tough time? We all have. When life becomes a little more than we can bear, we hope someone cares enough to help. This is what many people in our community are hoping for this holiday season.
There are neighbors struggling to feed their families. There are children who want to wake up and be able to have breakfast tomorrow morning but can’t. There are senior citizens who after a lifetime of work, now live on meager fixed incomes and often have to forgo the foods they need to stay healthy. In fact, 12.4 percent of Iowa households were food insecure in 2016, meaning they lacked access to enough food for an active, healthy life for all household members.
You have the power to provide comfort to those facing hunger in our community this holiday season and all year long.
“While most of us celebrate our holidays with family and friends and traditional feasts, many in Siouxland are unable to participate in the joys of the season,” said Linda Scheid, Executive Director of the Food Bank of Siouxland. “They are hungry and need our help.”
With the resources of the Food Bank of Siouxland, we are able to acquire 13 pounds of food for each dollar we receive. We can purchase the food so that the children, the senior citizens, the ill, and families needing help can have the choice to eat, each and every day.
“We are dedicated to making sure that absolutely everyone in Siouxland has enough to eat. Together, we can make that happen. Together, we can solve hunger.”
Through your kindness today, you can provide comfort and joy to those facing hunger this holiday season. Just click the Donate button below, and determine your level of giving. Or choose to be a Sustainer by making monthly, recurring gifts using the link here or below. Remember that your gift is tax deductible.
Giving thanks can come in many forms this season. We appreciate you helping ensure that the Food Bank of Siouxland brings comfort and joy to those who need it most.
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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.”