The Food Bank for the Heartland says they distributed more than 8.8 million pounds of food to partnering agencies and programs during their last fiscal year.
Salvation Army of Omaha officials say more than 170,000 people received food, utility, and other types of assistance through the organization last year.
The Siena/Francis House campus in Omaha is growing with the addition of 48 efficiency apartments.
The Salvation Army of Omaha says requests for assistance from its food pantry are up 41 percent over the past three years.
The VA of Nebraska-western Iowa has received two federal grants to help veterans move in to transitional housing.
Omaha area elementary and middle schools will participate in an anti-hunger initiative for the second year.