Where does the Food Bank get its food?
Retail, Wholesale, Manufacturers: 43%
Food drives: 2%
USDA commodities: 24%
Food purchased by the Food Bank: 26%
Food Bank for the Heartland collects, inspects, sorts and repacks the food for distribution to over 285 nonprofit agencies across Nebraska and western Iowa.
To meet the increasing demand, we purchase food to supplement donations. In 2013, we spent $587,000 to buy high-demand food items. The Food Bank distributed 15.8 million pounds of food during the 2014 fiscal year - a 3.2 million pound increase from the previous year.
Who receives food from the Food Bank?
Pantries and meal providers: 69%
Food Bank's children and senior programs: 6%
Distribution partners in Kearney and Sioux City: 15%
Other food banks: 3%
Discarded spoiled food: 7%