For many, the thought of your next meal is just that–a thought. But for hundreds of people in our community hunger is something mothers, brothers and children live with sometimes on a daily basis. I had a chance to sit down with Linda Scheid the Executive Director at the Siouxland Food Bank yesterday. Although I was familiar with what the food bank does(provides food to Agencies who then distribute), I didn’t realize the large area they serve–14 counties!
Linda also described to me the need for volunteers and financial supporters. This past year they took advantage of the Chamber mailing list (a perk available to Chamber members!) and sent out a request to help with their Backpack Program. From that mailing list alone they were able to generate over $10,000 toward feeding the hungry in Siouxland. As a Chamber dedicated to improving the community, that’s music to our ears:-)
Director of Investor Relations, Siouxland Chamber of Commerce