2012 FACTS• Meals Distributed: 7,493,14 (29,972 meals per day)• BackPacks Distributed: 126,910 (562,320 meals)• Counties Served: Butler, Fillmore, Gage, Jefferson, Johnson, Lancaster, Nemaha, Otoe, Pawnee, Polk, Richardson, Saline, Saunders, Seward, Thayer, York• Est. number of individuals served per week: 10,000• SNAP Benefits Connected: $1,234,200 Number of SNAP Meals: 525,234• Number of Staff: 20 Full-Time and 2 Part-Time• Volunteer Statistics: 55,919 hours of time donated 1,282 unduplicated volunteers
About the Food Bank of Lincoln The BackPack Program provides food filled backpacks to students in need of food over the weekend. Many of these students rely on their school’s breakfasts and lunches for their most nutritious meals of the day. The BackPack Program is a way to help these students and their families until students return to school on Monday.
About the Food Bank of Lincoln Neighborhood Food Program The Food Bank of Lincoln works with the Center for People in Need to sponsor mobile pantries at four sites per week in Lincoln. This program is held at community gathering places in some of Lincoln’s lowest income areas and currently serves approximately 1,300 families per week. Jacobs Well, on the first and thirdSaturdays of the month at First Presbyterian Church. New in 2013, Veterans Mobile Pantry On the first Monday of each month.
About the Food Bank of Lincoln Rural Food Distribution The Food Bank of Lincoln collaborates with Catholic Social Services in several rural communities to sponsor mobile pantries at local sites. Every month the Food Bank takes a truckload of food to rural sites where volunteers distribute supplies to families.
About the Food Bank of Lincoln Agency Distribution Network We collaborate with a network of 60 agency partners that support all of our efforts to distribute food in Southeast Nebraska. Our non-profit partners cover all segments of the community.
About the Food Bank of Lincoln Food for Seniors The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) in partnership with the Indian Center, provides commodity food packages to elderly persons at least 60 years of age who meet income eligibility requirements. CSFP food packages are good sources of nutrients typically lacking in the diets of the target populations.
About the Food Bank of Lincoln SNAP – Food Stamp Outreach SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) is the country’s primary nutrition assistance program. Our SNAP Outreach Program aims to increase the number of eligible residents receiving SNAP benefits
About the Food Bank of Lincoln Housewarming Program The Food Bank of Lincoln introduced the Housewarming Project in 2005, inviting women transitioning out of shelters into their own households to come to the Food Bank to shop for 100 pounds of groceries. The Housewarming shoppers would also receive bags of household necessities. In 2009, the Housewarming project expanded to also include male clients. Today, the Housewarming Program is housed at the Good Neighbor Community Center .
The State of Nebraska 2012 Campaign Against Hunger Results * 45,713 pounds of food $106,834.29 + $4,120.00 matching Gifts - Grand total of $110,954.29 * Total Number of Participants = 75• Corporate 28,225 pounds and $37,702.23• Law Firms 359 pounds and $955.00• Medical 1,787 pounds and $964.81• City and County 3,636 pounds and $24,616.61• State 11,539 pounds and $42,595.64 TOP 5 Donors 1. NE State Employees $42,595.64 2. City/County Employees $24,616.61 3. Union Bank & Trust $6,625.00 4. Pfizer $4,655.00 5. Molex $3,895.00 6. Lincoln Housing $2,374.55 7. Smith Hayes $2,224.00 8. Kenexa $2,135.00 9. Lincoln Electric $1,534.00 10. Stanley Health care $1,527.00