Hunger

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.

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.

Dine Out for Education is an day-long event where you can order food at participating eateries and the money goes to help kids in the reduced lunch program in Sioux City Public Schools. Executive Director of the Sioux City Public Schools Foundation, Kari Treinen, has all the details.

Siouxland Public Media

Frank Lamere spent most of his adult life as an activist.  He lived in South Sioux City and worked as a member of the American Indian Movement in the 1970’s. 

LaMere was a leader in the Democratic party serving as a chairman of the National Native American Caucus and a delegate to the Democratic National Convention many times over. 

He recently received an honorary Doctorate from Nebraska Wesleyan University.  An honor that meant a lot to him. 

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

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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.

Cultural Continuum 2-02-18

Feb 2, 2018

Siouxland Public Media has two events happening Friday night! Ode celebrates its 2nd anniversary at ISU Design West, and the Morningside College Piano Recital Series presents fortepianist Krisian Bezuidenhout at Eppley and over the air as another Siouxland Arts Live event. Foodbank of Siouxland presents Empty Bowls and lots, lots more!

Food For Thought - 1-19 Linda Scheid

Jan 19, 2018
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Linda Scheid from the Food Bank of Siouxland stops by to talk about their Empty Bowls event where you can have a nice bowl of soup and leave with your own hand-painted bowl. Also hunger in the Siouxland region and how to combat it.

Food Bank of Siouxland

The 12th annual "Empty Bowls" event takes place on Febraury 5. The event helps to raise funds for the Food Bank of Siouxland, a critical organization helping to feed the hungry in our community. Hear about the event on today's Food for Thought. 

 

On Tuesday, November 10, the Food Bank of Siouxland and Iowa Food Bank Association will gather at the Sioux City Public Library to meet with community leaders, organizations, and the public to address hunger issues affecting 389,250 Iowans struggling to put food on the table.