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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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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!





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

School pantries are located on school grounds, intended to provide a more readily accessible source of food assistance to food insecure students and their families. In many communities, the school is a hub of activity and a resource center for families. Because of the close relationship between students and faculty, school personnel frequently become aware of challenges within the family while dealing with student issues.


A school pantry provides a safe, supportive way to help students and their families through a crisis, which in turn helps the child become more successful in school. A snapshot:

  • The Food Bank of Siouxland provides the product and structure for Mobile School Pantry Program.
  • Mobile School Pantries are stocked with nutritious foods, similar to a traditional pantry distribution.
  • The Mobile School Pantries ensure students have the food they need to help them grow and thrive, which furthers learning.
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.





Woodhouse BackPack Challenge

School pantries are located on school grounds, intended to provide a more readily accessible source of food assistance to food insecure students and their families. In many communities, the school is a hub of activity and a resource center for families. Because of the close relationship between students and faculty, school personnel frequently become aware of challenges within the family while dealing with student issues.


A school pantry provides a safe, supportive way to help students and their families through a crisis, which in turn helps the child become more successful in school. A snapshot:

  • The Food Bank of Siouxland provides the product and structure for Mobile School Pantry Program.
  • Mobile School Pantries are stocked with nutritious foods, similar to a traditional pantry distribution.
  • The Mobile School Pantries ensure students have the food they need to help them grow and thrive, which furthers learning.
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.





 

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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“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.





Will Golf for Food

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“Celebrate Our Friends” is one way the Food Bank of Siouxland likes to thank donors and agencies along with volunteers and all who’ve helped further our mission of leading the fight against hunger. This event, typically held during Hunger Action Month in September, includes the presentation of: 1) our “Legacy Award” to an outstanding partner who goes above and beyond in their generosity and compassion for those in need, 2) the “Agency Award” to recognize their hard work and commitment to the community, and 3) the “Volunteer Award” to honor long-standing, compassionate volunteers.


CONGRATS to our 2019 Recipients:
LEGACY AWARD: SoHo Kitchen & Bar, Julie Schoenherr
AGENCY AWARD: Rejoice! Community Church, Le Mars IA VOLUNTEER AWARD: Debi Rollison Past Recipients:
“Legacy Award” – Cargill, Interbake Foods, Tyson, Woodhouse Auto Family, Area Walmart Stores, Missouri River Historical Development, Northwest Iowa Labor Council “Agency Award” – First Lutheran Church-South Sioux City, St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Hope Food Pantry “Volunteer Award” – Anna Hoover, Mary Morgan, Cetta Ericson





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

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!





Letter Carriers’ Food Drive

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!





Scouting for Food Food Drive

School pantries are located on school grounds, intended to provide a more readily accessible source of food assistance to food insecure students and their families. In many communities, the school is a hub of activity and a resource center for families. Because of the close relationship between students and faculty, school personnel frequently become aware of challenges within the family while dealing with student issues.


A school pantry provides a safe, supportive way to help students and their families through a crisis, which in turn helps the child become more successful in school. A snapshot:

  • The Food Bank of Siouxland provides the product and structure for Mobile School Pantry Program.
  • Mobile School Pantries are stocked with nutritious foods, similar to a traditional pantry distribution.
  • The Mobile School Pantries ensure students have the food they need to help them grow and thrive, which furthers learning.
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.





Rick Collins Toyota “Drive Out Hunger”

School pantries are located on school grounds, intended to provide a more readily accessible source of food assistance to food insecure students and their families. In many communities, the school is a hub of activity and a resource center for families. Because of the close relationship between students and faculty, school personnel frequently become aware of challenges within the family while dealing with student issues.


A school pantry provides a safe, supportive way to help students and their families through a crisis, which in turn helps the child become more successful in school. A snapshot:

  • The Food Bank of Siouxland provides the product and structure for Mobile School Pantry Program.
  • Mobile School Pantries are stocked with nutritious foods, similar to a traditional pantry distribution.
  • The Mobile School Pantries ensure students have the food they need to help them grow and thrive, which furthers learning.
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.