Woodhouse BackPack Challenge 2019

Give yourself the gift of a night out when you give kids in our community the gift of food! Woodhouse Sioux City is challenging you to donate to benefit the Food Bank of Siouxland’s BackPack Program: Food for Kids.

In addition to feeding kids in our community, your donation comes with a pretty significant thank you! Each donation can help get you  tickets to see Dierks Bentley in Omaha at the CHI Health Center on February 29, 2020! 100% of proceeds from your donation go back to the BackPack Program: Food for Kids!

Stop in or call 712-277-3221 to talk with the Woodhouse Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Sioux City Staff for more details and to make your donation to the Food Bank of Siouxland today!

Empty Bowls 2020

We invite you to fill your bowl with the Food Bank of Siouxland! Our 16th Annual Empty Bowls fundraiser is right around the corner. Empty Bowls is a symbol for those who are unable to fill their own bowls. Over 25,000 people in the 11 county area served by the Food Bank of Siouxland are considered food insecure, with over 10,000 of those being children. So many in our community need our help.

Join the Food Bank of Siouxland in filling those empty bowls while filling your own! Tickets for the 2020 Empty Bowls fundraiser on Friday, February 7, 2020 go on sale on Wednesday, December 12, 2019!

Your ticket includes a handcrafted bowl, soups, bread, dessert and unforgettable evening with a silent auction, live auction and entertainment by the band Shevelia! Please join us for an unforgettable evening! Visit the Events page on our website for more information!

But Why?

According to the 2019 Map the Meal Gap study conducted by our national network of food banks, Feeding America, there are 25,380 food insecure individuals in our 11 county service area, including 10,780 food insecure children.

The rate of food insecurity remains steady at 11%. The childhood insecurity rate is 18%.

Although unemployment rates have significantly decreased, there are other factors that affect families and their need for food assistance. Including:
~ Pay Rates: The hourly rates of pay for many still do not cover living costs and transportation costs. Many families report having multiple jobs, yet still struggle to provide the proper nutrition needed for their children to be healthy.
~ Increasing Expenses: Rising costs of insurances and other living expenses can sometimes tip the budgets of those trying to pay their way with minimum (or even higher) wages.
~ Emergencies: For some, there is no large savings account to dip into when a car breaks down, there is a medical emergency, or a lay-off.
~ Health: Although some families maybe doing “ok” they still aren’t able to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables or lean proteins to maintain a healthy diet. Stretching the dollar often means meals are high in sodium, sugar-laden, and high in carbohydrates. While these foods may keep people “full,” this diet will lead to other health related complications that will require medication, time-off of work due to illness, etc.

 Although we are currently distributing over 2 million pounds a year, that is not enough to meet the entire food insecurity need. In order to fully meet the hunger need in our community, we would need to distribute over 4 million pounds of food. The Food Bank of Siouxland’s 2025 goal is to be able to meet that full need.

These are all reasons we must continue to work together to strengthen others in our community. We must continue to work together to meet the enormous demand for food, including healthy foods, 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 Linda 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 712-255-9741 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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Mission Statement:
Leading Siouxland in the fight against hunger.

The Food Bank of Siouxland is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization.
Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

The Food Bank of Siouxland is an equal opportunity provider.”

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