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PROGRAMS 
& EVENTS

 

PROGRAMS.

The Foodbank of Siouxland provides various resources for members of the Siouxland community. From our Mobile Pantry to our Backpack program, our organization is always looking for new ways to help those in need. Select the down arrow to the right of our program descriptions to learn more.

BackPack Program: Food for Kids

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“Mobile Pantry Program” is a food pantry on wheels! The Food Bank of Siouxland brings thousands of pounds of food to a host location for families and individuals to take home. Our focus is serving in all counties in our area that are underserved – meaning that through the Mobile Pantry Program: Food to You, all of our counties will receive the pounds of food needed to provide adequate nutrition to families in our Siouxland community.


This program is made possible thanks to the support of many individuals and organizations who help fund the program and who volunteer their time to serve those in need. If you would like to partner with us and be a host site, please contact us at (712) 255-9741. For the calendar containing the schedule of mobile pantries events, please follow this link: http://www.localendar.com/public/foodbanksiouxland.





Mobile Pantry Program: Food for You

“Mobile Pantry Program” is a food pantry on wheels! The Food Bank of Siouxland brings thousands of pounds of food to a host location for families and individuals to take home. Our focus is serving in all counties in our area that are underserved – meaning that through the Mobile Pantry Program: Food to You, all of our counties will receive the pounds of food needed to provide adequate nutrition to families in our Siouxland community.


This program is made possible thanks to the support of many individuals and organizations who help fund the program and who volunteer their time to serve those in need. If you would like to partner with us and be a host site, please contact us at (712) 255-9741. For the calendar containing the schedule of mobile pantries events, please follow this link: http://www.localendar.com/public/foodbanksiouxland.





Mobile School Pantry: Food for Families

Our 18th Annual Food Bank of Siouxland Golf Classic is just around the corner, on Monday, August 2, 2021 at Whispering Creek Golf Course! Registration and a boxed lunch will begin at 11 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at noon. Your entry fee entitles you to 18 holes of golf, with cart at Whispering Creek Golf Club, along with a box lunch and dinner following the tournament.


Prizes will be given to first, second and third place, along with pin and raffle prizes and on course games are included in this year’s registration price! There is still time to register your team or be a sponsor for this year’s event! For more information, please visit our event website (https://one.bidpal.net/fbsgolf/welcome) or contact our Development Director Valerie Petersen at 712-255-9741 or valerie@siouxlandfoodbank.org to register your team or submit your sponsorship!





Woodhouse BackPack Challenge

The Food Bank of Siouxland and area Boy Scouts partner for the annual “Scouting for Food” food drive. This event brings significant quantities of food to the Food Bank to help feed the community’s hungry citizens, and is a wonderful community service opportunity for the scouts. The food drive has two elements: collection at the homes of residents, as well as food collection at area grocery stores. Door hanger reminders are put on area doors and the following week, scouts return to collect food set out for them.


Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the “Scouting for Food” event has been delayed and will be rescheduled when it is safe for everyone. Stay tuned for updates! “The Food Bank of Siouxland is so appreciative of the work of the scouts,” stated Executive Director Linda Scheid. “So many people need the support of the agencies offering either meals or take-home food, and that means the demand here at the Food Bank is high. The work of the Boy Scouts is a tremendous boost.” Scouting for Hunger is sponsored in part by: The Food Bank does request that participants not donate expired food, open containers, product without labels, or product in glass containers, as they are easily broken. Most commonly needed items include canned fruits, canned meats, cereal, peanut butter, and pasta.

Please feel free to contact the Food Bank of Siouxland (255-9741) or Boy Scouts of America (255-8846) if you have any questions. More information can be found on the Mid-America Council website by clicking this link.





 

EVENTS.

Throughout the year, we have a variety of great opportunities to be involved with the work of the Food Bank of Siouxland! These events both raise awareness of the hunger struggle and offer opportunities to support feeding those in need in Siouxland. Check out the details of each event page by using the drop-down menu.

Empty Bowls 

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Delayed by COVID-19 Crisis – New Date To Be Determined The Letter Carriers “Stamp Out Hunger” is a nation-wide event and is the single largest food drive conducted on one designated day from coast to coast. The Sioux City letter carriers, as well as letter carriers in surrounding communities, are committed participants in this large undertaking every year. This year’s Stamp Out Hunger event has been postponed due to COVID-19. We will make an announcement when the event has been rescheduled.


“Stamp Out Hunger” makes it easy for residents to donate. All they have to do is place non-perishable food items in bags and place the bags next to their mailboxes on the designated date. U.S. Postal Service letter carriers will pick up the bags and donated items to help stock the shelves at the Food Bank of Siouxland. The items most in demand include canned fruit and vegetables, soups, canned meats, hot and cold cereal, pasta, and boxed or ready-made meals (i.e. macaroni and cheese). Please no food past its expiration or “best by date,” no open items, no glass jars, and no homemade/jarred items.
VOLUNTEERS MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
The Food Bank appreciates the volunteers who come to help sort through the donations here at the warehouse. Over 100 individuals came and made an enormous difference last year and we need you again this year! We will be taking volunteers again this year once the event has been rescheduled. Commit to an hour, two hours, three, or more – everyone is needed to make this a success. We’ll even fire up the grill for some hamburgers and hot dogs at around 5:00. To sign up for a volunteer shift, please email or call Tiffany at tiffany@siouxlandfoodbank.org or 712-255-9741. THANK YOU, SIOUXLAND!





Will Golf for Food

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Our 18th Annual Food Bank of Siouxland Golf Classic is just around the corner, on Monday, August 2, 2021 at Whispering Creek Golf Course! Registration and a boxed lunch will begin at 11 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at noon. Your entry fee entitles you to 18 holes of golf, with cart at Whispering Creek Golf Club, along with a box lunch and dinner following the tournament.


Prizes will be given to first, second and third place, along with pin and raffle prizes and on course games are included in this year’s registration price! There is still time to register your team or be a sponsor for this year’s event! For more information, please visit our event website (https://one.bidpal.net/fbsgolf/welcome) or contact our Development Director Valerie Petersen at 712-255-9741 or valerie@siouxlandfoodbank.org to register your team or submit your sponsorship!





Hunger Action Month

During the month of September, the Food Bank of Siouxland calls YOU to action. Help us fight hunger, whether it’s participating in one of our fundraising events, donating time or money or advocating on our behalf. A donation of funds, food, or a letter written to the editor of your local newspaper supporting the Food Bank - all help the Food Bank meet the needs of the hungry throughout Siouxland.


Need an idea of how to help the Food Bank? Use the “30 Ways in 30 Days” Hunger Action Month calendar to explore ways to support the Food Bank of Siouxland. Want to talk more? Email Executive Director Jacob Wanderscheid at jacob@siouxlandfoodbank.org to talk about your ideas or to ask questions about supporting the Food Bank. Thank you for all you do!





Celebrate our Friends

“Mobile Pantry Program” is a food pantry on wheels! The Food Bank of Siouxland brings thousands of pounds of food to a host location for families and individuals to take home. Our focus is serving in all counties in our area that are underserved – meaning that through the Mobile Pantry Program: Food to You, all of our counties will receive the pounds of food needed to provide adequate nutrition to families in our Siouxland community.


This program is made possible thanks to the support of many individuals and organizations who help fund the program and who volunteer their time to serve those in need. If you would like to partner with us and be a host site, please contact us at (712) 255-9741. For the calendar containing the schedule of mobile pantries events, please follow this link: http://www.localendar.com/public/foodbanksiouxland.





Letter Carriers’ Food Drive

Our 18th Annual Food Bank of Siouxland Golf Classic is just around the corner, on Monday, August 2, 2021 at Whispering Creek Golf Course! Registration and a boxed lunch will begin at 11 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at noon. Your entry fee entitles you to 18 holes of golf, with cart at Whispering Creek Golf Club, along with a box lunch and dinner following the tournament.


Prizes will be given to first, second and third place, along with pin and raffle prizes and on course games are included in this year’s registration price! There is still time to register your team or be a sponsor for this year’s event! For more information, please visit our event website (https://one.bidpal.net/fbsgolf/welcome) or contact our Development Director Valerie Petersen at 712-255-9741 or valerie@siouxlandfoodbank.org to register your team or submit your sponsorship!





Scouting for Food Food Drive

The Food Bank of Siouxland and area Boy Scouts partner for the annual “Scouting for Food” food drive. This event brings significant quantities of food to the Food Bank to help feed the community’s hungry citizens, and is a wonderful community service opportunity for the scouts. The food drive has two elements: collection at the homes of residents, as well as food collection at area grocery stores. Door hanger reminders are put on area doors and the following week, scouts return to collect food set out for them.


Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the “Scouting for Food” event has been delayed and will be rescheduled when it is safe for everyone. Stay tuned for updates! “The Food Bank of Siouxland is so appreciative of the work of the scouts,” stated Executive Director Linda Scheid. “So many people need the support of the agencies offering either meals or take-home food, and that means the demand here at the Food Bank is high. The work of the Boy Scouts is a tremendous boost.” Scouting for Hunger is sponsored in part by: The Food Bank does request that participants not donate expired food, open containers, product without labels, or product in glass containers, as they are easily broken. Most commonly needed items include canned fruits, canned meats, cereal, peanut butter, and pasta.

Please feel free to contact the Food Bank of Siouxland (255-9741) or Boy Scouts of America (255-8846) if you have any questions. More information can be found on the Mid-America Council website by clicking this link.





Rick Collins Toyota “Drive Out Hunger”

The Food Bank of Siouxland and area Boy Scouts partner for the annual “Scouting for Food” food drive. This event brings significant quantities of food to the Food Bank to help feed the community’s hungry citizens, and is a wonderful community service opportunity for the scouts. The food drive has two elements: collection at the homes of residents, as well as food collection at area grocery stores. Door hanger reminders are put on area doors and the following week, scouts return to collect food set out for them.


Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the “Scouting for Food” event has been delayed and will be rescheduled when it is safe for everyone. Stay tuned for updates! “The Food Bank of Siouxland is so appreciative of the work of the scouts,” stated Executive Director Linda Scheid. “So many people need the support of the agencies offering either meals or take-home food, and that means the demand here at the Food Bank is high. The work of the Boy Scouts is a tremendous boost.” Scouting for Hunger is sponsored in part by: The Food Bank does request that participants not donate expired food, open containers, product without labels, or product in glass containers, as they are easily broken. Most commonly needed items include canned fruits, canned meats, cereal, peanut butter, and pasta.

Please feel free to contact the Food Bank of Siouxland (255-9741) or Boy Scouts of America (255-8846) if you have any questions. More information can be found on the Mid-America Council website by clicking this link.