Shine the Light on Hunger

Hunger exists in all 93 counties of Food Bank for the Heartland’s service area—affecting 1 in 7 children in Nebraska and western Iowa. You can make this year a little brighter for those in need this holiday season!

With the support of this very generous community, Conagra Brands has set an ambitious goal this year of raising the equivalent of 3 million meals to support the hunger relief efforts led by Food Bank for Heartland as part of the annual “Shine the Light on Hunger” campaign. Now in its 16th year, the campaign is a rallying call to support essential hunger relief efforts and provide meals for those in need. We’ve seen significant increases in the number of households served across our service area—eclipsing those seen during the height of the pandemic. In FY 2022, Food Bank for the Heartland distributed more than 26.6 million meals to children, families, seniors, and veterans in Nebraska and western Iowa facing hunger.

To encourage the public’s participation in the campaign, every gift made before December 31 will be matched up to $320,000. This includes a generous match of $100,000 from the Conagra Brands Foundation, $100,000 from the Scoular Foundation, $100,000 from Farm Credit Services of America, and $20,000 from Baker’s Supermarkets’ Zero Hunger Zero Waste commitment.

*Source: Feeding America


The community is invited to make donations of nonperishable foods and/or funds. Through your support, you can help ensure the families in your community have access to healthy and nutritious food this holiday season.


  • CLICK HERE to give monetary donations.
  • In a unique partnership with Park Omaha, it is easy to donate spare change. There will be white parking meters on the sidewalks scattered around town from November 17 through December 31. If you spot one of these white meters, please consider feeding the meter to help feed the community. The meters accept Credit Card, Coin, and Park Omaha App payments.


Click on the map below for directions to all the SLOH parking meters locations!



  • Blue collection barrels can be found at Baker’s Supermarkets in Omaha AND your favorite Omaha arts organizations.


  • Protein, such as peanut butter, beans, and canned tuna and chicken
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Pasta and Sauce
  • Cereal
  • Pancake Mix
  • Canned Fruits and Vegetables
  • Boxed Meals and Kid-Friendly Cans with Pull-Top Lids



Click on the map below for directions to all the blue donation barrel locations!




Sign up for a shift at Food Bank for the Heartland to volunteer this holiday season! Grab a a friend, your family, or even your coworkers and give back this winter. For volunteer opportunities CLICK HERE.





Arts and Cultural Organization Donation Locations

The Durham Museum El Museo Latino Film Streams’ Ruth Sokolof Theater
Great Plains Black History Museum Holland Performing Arts Center Omaha Children’s Museum
Omaha Community Playhouse Orpheum Theater Omaha Symphony
Opera Omaha

Baker’s Grocery Store Donation Locations

Furthermore, Baker’s Supermarkets has generously pledged $20,000 to the Shine the Light on Hunger campaign on behalf of their Zero Hunger Zero Waste commitment.

7312 N 30 Street Omaha, NE 68112 3614 Twin Creek Drive Bellevue, NE 68123 801 Galvin Road Bellevue, NE 68005
13250 West Maple Road Omaha, NE 68164 4405 N 72 Street Omaha, NE 68134 888 S Saddle Creek Road Omaha, NE 68106
5555 N 90 Street Omaha, NE 68134 12025 West Center Road Omaha, NE 68144 17370 Lakeside Hills Plaza Omaha, NE 68130
505 N 155 Plaza Omaha, NE 68154