The agency that helps feed thousands of low-income western Iowans is making a move due to a significant increase in demand in recent months. Brian Barks, spokesman for the Food Bank of the Heartland, says they’ve outgrown their space in Omaha and will move across town Friday.
“The facility that we’re moving into is about 30,000 square feet bigger than what we’re currently in,” Barks says. “We just needed a bigger facility in order to distribute the amount of food we need to get out the door.”
Last fall, the food bank launched a $5.9 million capitol campaign, with support from corporations, private foundations and individuals. The facility serves residents in 93 counties in Iowa and Nebraska.