Omaha Mayor appeals for donations to food pantries

Dec 13, 2012

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.

Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle joined representatives from south Omaha organizations on Thursday to talk about the need for food pantry donations. Heartland Hope Mission and Catholic Charities’ pantries have a critical need for items such as cereal, peanut butter, tuna, and canned vegetables.

Suttle says the demand for food from area pantries is exceeding the supply, and he wants the public to get involved. “I must join others in making sure the public is aware of this, so the public can step forward in working with us to make sure the giving is greatly increased since we have so many people, and particularly children, that are in need of food products and other things.”

Mayor Suttle says the need for food assistance isn’t limited to one area of the city. Suttle says Omaha is a giving city, and he hopes that’ll be reflected by donations to the

Upcoming events with the Food Bank of the Heartland and Completely KIDS will highlight the need for donations to Omaha’s food pantries.