Food Bank for the Heartland

aka Food Bank for the Heartland   |   Omaha, NE   |  www.FoodBankHeartland.org

Mission

To eliminate hunger in the Heartland by ensuring consistent access to healthy foods through community partnerships.

Ruling year info

1983

President and CEO

Mr Brian Barks

Main address

10525 J Street

Omaha, NE 68127 USA

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Formerly known as

Nebraska Food Bank Network

EIN

47-0637701

NTEE code info

Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash) (P60)

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Food Distribution

The Food Bank works with nearly 600 organizations in Nebraska and western Iowa to combat the issue of hunger. The Food Bank sources food nationally through its affiliation with Feeding America (a national organization of food banks) and food & household product manufacturers. The Food Bank also collects food locally through food drives and from local food manufacturers, food distributors and grocery stores. Food is distributed to low-income people in 77 Nebraska counties and 16 western Iowa counties through partner agencies such pantries, schools and after-school programs. Food also is delivered to individuals and families via programs designed and operated by the Food Bank such as the Kids BackPack Program, Kids Cafés, Mobile Pantries and SNAP Outreach. The Food Bank started on November 2, 1981 in a 9,000 square foot warehouse serving 21 agencies. Today, utilizing a 78,000 square foot warehouse, the Food Bank distributes 44 million pounds of food annually.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

After-school meals for low-income children

Population(s) Served
Non-adult children

Provide weekend food for elementary aged children who otherwise would go without food between school lunch on Friday and school breakfast on Monday.

Population(s) Served
Non-adult children
Economically disadvantaged people

The Mobile Pantry program delivers fresh and shelf-stable food directly to communities with a high need but limited food resources. These one-day, drive through distributions are free to attend. Community packs include various shelf-stable items. Along with community packs, other items distributed can include assorted produce, bread, dairy products and meat.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) Outreach is a cooperative effort through Food Bank for the Heartland, Food Bank of Lincoln and the Iowa Food Bank Association. These institutions are equal-opportunity providers and help families navigate eligibility requirements and apply for valuable nutrition assistance for which they qualify.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Accreditations

Charity Navigator 2011

Charity Navigator 2012

Charity Navigator 2013

Charity Navigator 2014

Charity Navigator 2015

Charity Navigator 2015

Charity Navigator 2016

Charity Navigator 2017

Charity Navigator 2018

Charity Navigator 2019

Charity Navigator 2020

Awards

Silver Award - Integrity 2010

Better Business Bureau

Food Safety Certification 2013

AIB

Non-profit of the Year 2013

Non-Profit Leadership Alliance

Food Safety Certification 2015

AIB

Food Safety Certification 2018

AIB

Food Safety Certification 2020

AIB

Catalyst Award 2020

Non-Profit Association of the Midlands

External assessments

Evaluated via the Impact Genome Project (2019)

Affiliations & memberships

Feeding America 1986

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Pounds of food distributed to people in need across NE and IA

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Food Distribution

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Numbers of SNAP applications submitted and approved for funding

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

SNAP Outreach

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our ultimate goal is to ensure anyone who needs food in our 93 county service area has access to that food without having to choose between receiving that food and paying for other essential expenses like housing, medicine or transportation to work.

1. Collect surplus food from every segment of the food supply chain;
2. Source, transport, warehouse and deliver that food safely to a location less than 30 minutes from each client's domicile;
3. Improve the nutritional status of Nebraskans and Iowans through providing healthier choices in food offerings and through nutrition education;
4. Advocate for use of federal benefits already available that serve hungry or impoverished Americans.

Core assets: Distribution Center in Omaha, NE;
70 paid staff and 6400 volunteers;
Operating budget of $19 million;
Partnerships with Feeding America, Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce, Iowa Food Bank Association, 589 pantries, meal providers, schools, emergency shelters, religious organizations and other non-profit organizations

Together we can end hunger!

1. We provided 37 million meals in FY 2021, the largest in our organization's 40 year history;
2. We have partners in each of our 93 counties within the two-state service area;
3. We have increased our donations (food and funds) in each of the last 5 years, allowing for purchase of food to supplement donated food.

Financials

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Food Bank for the Heartland

Board of directors
as of 05/05/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mrs. Denise McCauley

WoodmenLife

Term: 2020 - 2022


Board co-chair

Chad Werner

Blue Cross Blue Shield Nebraska

Term: 2020 - 2022

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/12/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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