About 21,900 different people in Food Bank for the Heartland's service area receive emergency food assistance in any given week.
The Food Bank distributed nearly 9 million pounds of food to our agency partners and our direct programs during the 2011-2012 fiscal year.
Approximately 20 percent of children in Nebraska and western Iowa are at-risk for hunger.
Douglas County has the most children at-risk for hunger (26,970) followed by Sarpy County (7,600) in Nebraska.
Woodbury County has the most children at-risk for hunger (6,370) followed by Pottawattamie County (4,420) in Iowa.
15.9 percent of Nebraskans reported at least one time in the past 12 months when they did not have enough money to buy food that they or their family needed.
52 percent of clients served by Food Bank for the Heartland report having to choose between paying for food and utilities.
76 percent of clients have incomes below the federal poverty line.
19 percent of clients are homeless.
Data from Feeding America's 2010 Hunger in America Survey
and Map the Meal Gap: Child Food Insecurity 2011