2011 FACT SHEET• Meals Distributed: 6,416,582 (17,580 meals/day)• Pounds of Food Gathered: 8,477,447• SNAP (Food Stamp) Benefits: $ 637,014• BackPacks Distributed: 112,464• Number of Agency Programs Served: 103• Est. number of individuals served per week: 10,000
• Counties Served: Butler, Fillmore, Gage, Jefferson, Johnson, Lancaster, Nemaha, Otoe, Pawnee, Polk, Richardson, Saline, Saunders, Seward, Thayer, York• Number of Staff: 19 Full-Time 2 Part-Time• Volunteer Statistics: 54,390 hours of time donated 1,177 unduplicated volunteers
About the Food Bank of Lincoln The BackPack Program provides food filled backpacks to students in need of food over the weekend. The program Primarily targets students who qualify for their school’s Free Lunch Program. Many of these students rely on their school’s breakfasts and lunches for their most nutritious meals of the day. In some cases, these may be their only meals of the day. These students are then faced with a food crisis over the weekend. 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, called Neighborhood FOOD , is held at community gathering places in some of Lincoln’s lowest income areas and currently serves approximately 1,300 families per week.
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 pitch in and distribute supplies to families.
About the Food Bank of Lincoln Agency Distribution Network We collaborate with our network of agency partners in our 16-county service area that support all of our efforts to distribute food in Southeast Nebraska. Our nonprofit 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, and yet thousands of eligible families do not receive the benefits. 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, the Food Bank invited women moving out of shelters into their own households to come to the Food Bank with their case worker to shop for 100 pounds of groceries. The Housewarming shoppers would also receive bags of household necessities such as paper goods, cleaning supplies and laundry items. In 2009 the Housewarming project expanded to include male clients as well as women. In 2010 the Housewarming Program moved to the Good Neighbor Community Center .