Heartland Hope Mission Brings In $40K Worth of Food at Stuff a Truck Food Drive
Heartland Hope Mission (HeartlandHopeMission.org) raised $40,000 in food during its annual Stuff a Truck food drive in partnership with area Hy-Vee food stores on August 13-19. A semi-truck load of the food collection was then delivered on September 6 to the Heartland Hope Mission headquarters, located at 2021 U St.
“We are thankful to Hy-Vee and the community for helping raise nearly $40,000 in food. Nearly 50,000 people will receive a week’s supply of food this year as we work together to end hunger and ensure food security. This food drive is so important as we prepare for the holiday season,” says Chelsea Salifou, CEO of Heartland Hope Mission.
During this annual food drive, Hy-Vee customers purchased a $5 or $10 bag of food at Omaha area stores to help families in need. If anyone would still like to provide food assistance during the holidays, they can donate by going to HeartlandHopeMission.org.
At Heartland Hope Mission’s South Omaha and Millard food pantries, working poor families choose a week’s supply of nutritious groceries, including milk, frozen meat, and fresh produce to prepare well-balanced meals at home. Clients also receive clothing, hygiene items, diapers, and access to a Client Service Specialist who assists with SNAP (food stamp) applications and navigational services. Last year, over 45,000 people received food at Heartland Hope Mission. All services are distributed locally.