Feeding the Hungry
Grant Recipient: Food Bank of Siouxland
Each year, about 20 percent of America’s food supply—140 million tons of food valued at more than $31 billion—goes to waste. Suppliers often want to donate, but the logistics—the how and to whom—are beyond their capacity.
From Waste to Resource
Since 2001, the Waitt Foundation has provided funding to the Food Bank of Siouxland, a clearinghouse for donated food in the tri-county area. Partnering with a variety of suppliers from across the country, the Food Bank collects, inspects, sorts and distributes donated food to charities, which in turn provide food directly to those in need. From food pantries, to emergency relief agencies, children’s homes, senior centers, domestic violence shelters and more, the Food Bank’s outreach touches nearly 200 member agencies across 16 counties in the tri-state area of Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota.
Share Your Kindness
There are many opportunities for groups and individuals to Support the Food Bank of Siouxland through special projects, fundraisers and food drives. These projects provide a chance to have fun while helping the Food Bank help people who are facing hard times.
About Food Bank of Siouxland
Founded in 1991, Food Bank of Siouxland, Inc., is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that serves community charities in the greater Sioux City tri-state area with feeding programs to nourish the needy, the ill and children. Established to provide a year-round source of food for charitable organizations, the Food Bank strives to be responsive to the needs of its agencies, donors and volunteers.