We are experiencing extraordinary times right now. However, in the midst of all the challenges and concerns, one thing remains constant: the need to eat. Not only those who were food insecure before we heard the term COVID-19 or coronavirus, but now countless individuals and families who are no longer certain of their paychecks are likely to need our help as well.
Here at the food bank, we remain committed to our mission: Leading Siouxland in the fight against hunger.
We remain open.
We will keep our calendar updated with pantry events and mobile pantry events and hope you will check those pages for what pantry or event is close to you.
We expect most, if not all, of the pantry events to move to “drive through” models, meaning clients should not even need to get out of their cars to receive pre-assembled food boxes. We absolutely want to follow the recommendation for social distancing.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
We need help, of course.
– We are still allowing HEALTHY volunteers to come to our building, but in groups of 10 or fewer. Please call first: 712-255-9741.
– And most importantly, we are asking those who are able to offer financial support to do so. We are purchasing additional food and that takes funds we could have never anticipated. In times of crisis, Siouxlanders have always done their best to help. We, and those who need us, are counting on you! THANK YOU for all you do.
We’ve been asked about food drives, but honestly, this is not a good time for that avenue of support. Grocery stores are so low and buying in order to donate isn’t wise — just buy what you need for your family. In addition, food drive donations are labor intensive for our organization, and all of that labor needs to be directed in other ways at this time.
With all of our hearts, THANK YOU. Be safe, and be well.
The Board of Directors and Staff of the Food Bank of Siouxland
Ways to Give:
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.”