Food Insecurity

This week on The Exchange, we remember a Woodbury County teacher who died from COVID-19. Cherie Dandurand taught at Woodbury Central Schools. She was the first teacher in northwest Iowa to die from the coronavirus.

National Weather Service

The National Weather Service says an “impactful” winter storm is moving into the region Tuesday and Tuesday night.

Moderate to heavy snow is expected with 3 to 7 inches for Siouxland.

Because of the incoming winter storm, there have been snow emergencies issued for several Siouxland communities, including Sioux City, South Sioux, Dakota City, North Sioux, Hinton and Norfolk, Nebraska.

Heavy, wet snow will blanket much of the state tomorrow so forecasters recommend putting off travel plans until the winter storm has passed.

Food Bank of Siouxland

Thanksgiving is holiday with a focus on food; everything from the turkey, all the fixings and pumpkin pie.  But, for some across the country and even here in Siouxland knowing how to even afford that  next meal might be a challenge, especially during the pandemic.

Siouxland Public Media reached out to the Food Bank of Siouxland for perspective.  Here’s Executive Director Jacob Wanderscheid.

June 2, 2020
Siouxland Public Media

Polls remain open tonight until 9 for primary election underway in Iowa.

Republican voters in the 4th Congressional District will decide if they will pick incumbent Steve King to be the candidate to face Democrat J.D. Scholten in the fall.  Democrats will choose a challenger to take on Senator Joni Ernst.

Food For Thought - 1-04 Linda Scheid

Jan 4, 2019
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Empty Bowls is back (actually it's in a different place this year; it's at the Sioux City Convention Center) but everything else is the same with some tweaks and improvements. The Food Bank of Siouxland's Linda Scheid pops in to talk about the annual fundraising event. Find out more by going to www.SiouxlandFoodBank.org

If you have an idea for Food For Thought, let Adrian know at AdrianKolbo@gmail.com

Adrian welcomes Jennifer Hart from the Food Bank of Siouxland who talks about Cranksgiving an event tomorrow that incorporates eating food, cycling and fighting hunger. This is a busy time of year for the food bank so they also talk about the backpack program and more.

Jennifer Hart, and her trusty interns Niccole Wolken and Jessica Higgins come to the studio to talk about the Food Bank of Siouxland's upcoming Leader of the Pack: Hunger Games Run-Walk-Bike event.

School's out for summer and if you're a child that relies on the school lunch program for a significant portion of your daily food intake, that's a problem. The Food Bus is here to help.