People come to our pantry and realize how much we ALL
care. They get a real smile, a hug, good quality food and keep their
dignity. Quite often I see a tear roll down the cheek of someone so exhausted
from the hardships of life. We're here working with the Food Bank to
help turn people's lives in a new direction.
Pantry Operator in Atlantic, Iowa
I just wanted to tell you thank you for having the BackPack Program for students at our school. Just today I had a student who was absent last Friday due to the snow and didn't get his food bag. He told his teacher today that he hadn't eaten in a couple of days because there was no food at home. He was very grateful to take his food bag home today. Thanks for having the program and also for having the volunteers that braved some awful conditions getting them delivered to us.
Nurse at an Omaha Public Elementary School
The economy is bad right now. People are laid off. A family used to come to the pantry every week, and the father said that this was the only food his family had to eat. I'm grateful for the Food Bank. They help me to help others.
Maria Garcia, Iglesia Roca de Salvacion