Facts about Hunger in Our Community
About 25,700 different people in Food Bank for the Heartland's service area receive emergency food assistance in any given week.
The Food Bank distributed 15.8 million pounds of food to our agency partners and our direct programs during the 2014 fiscal year.
Approximately 20 percent of children in Nebraska and western Iowa are at-risk for hunger.
Douglas County has the most children at-risk for hunger (26,110) followed by Sarpy County (7,920) in Nebraska.
Woodbury County has the most children at-risk for hunger (5,890) followed by Pottawattamie County (4,580) in Iowa.
18 percent of clients served in Nebraska are 60 years of age or older.
15 percent of Nebraskans reported at least one time in the past 12 months when they did not have enough money to buy food that they or their family needed.
66 percent of clients served by Food Bank for the Heartland report having to choose between paying for food and utilities.
64 percent of clients in the Food Bank's service area have incomes below the federal poverty line.
28 percent of clients in the Food Bank's service area have a post-high school education.
Data from Feeding America's 2014 Hunger in America Survey
and Map the Meal Gap: Child Food Insecurity 2012