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Foodbank for the Heartland Stocks the Pantries & Groups Who Feed Our Neighbors, Brian Barks Explains


Founded in 1981 and headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, Food Bank for the Heartland is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that distributes food to 600 food pantries, schools, emergency shelters and other nonprofit partners.  They are the largest food bank in Nebraska and Iowa, serving 93 counties in the two-state region. 

Brian Barks, President and CEO Foodbank for the Heartland, spent some time chatting with Mike Hogan on “Live & Local” about the 76,000 square-foot facility that allows them to process, store, then distribute an enormous amount of food to entities that, in turn, pass it along to waiting families.  In FY 2021, they provided 37,070,228 meals to our neighbors across the Heartland.  Brian also expressed that Foodbank for the Heartland is grateful to the individuals, organizations and companies that support our vision of eradicating hunger in our community by donating time, money and food. 

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