The Food Bank of Siouxland is a warehouse, a collection point that solicits food donations and distributes those donations to the nonprofit organizations with food pantries and feeding programs for the needy.
We are a year-round, stable source of food for the nearly 100 agencies (food pantries, shelters, senior assistance programs, low-income child care centers, and other nonprofits) who depend on us to meet their clients’ needs.
As a general rule, food banks do not distribute directly to families and individuals. If you are looking for assistance for yourself or others, please visit the Need Assistance? page for a list of organizations who can help.
Through the partnership with our Member Agencies, we distribute over 2.1 million pounds of food annually.
In general, an organization must meet the following criteria to become a Member Agency:
- Be a 501(c)3 organization or a church with a description of the type of hunger relief program the organization is providing to the community and clients.
- Pass the site inspection to determine that it is a clean and sanitary facility and has an adequate and safe environment to store both dry goods and cold storage items.
- Possess the administrative capabilities to operate a hunger relief program including recording keeping, retention, inventory control procedures, reporting and administrative certifying.
Please visit the Current Agency page of our web site. This section contains resources for our active Member Agencies.
If you wish to become a Member Agency, please visit the Prospective Agency page of our web site. This section will explain the application process.