Linda Scheid

Iowa Kids Count

Iowa has received one of the top rankings for child well-being in country.

That’s according to the annual Kids Count report released this week by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

Statewide, the survey shows improvement in just about every category.

Iowa was ranked third overall in the U.S.

The report shows rates in Iowa for kids who live in poverty dropped significantly since 2010 and are above national averages.

However, in Woodbury County there is an increase of children living in poverty.  It’s up more than 18% since 2000.

FD4T - Jennifer Hart Food Bank "Leader of the Pack"

May 24, 2019

Adrian talks about some upcoming events this summer for the Food Bank of Siouxland. Development Director Jennifer Hart tells us about the "Leader of the Pack: Hunger Games" Run/Walk/Bike at Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve and the Will Golf for Food tournament coming up at Whispering Creek.

The Exchange 01/23/19


Coming up this week on The Exchange, Iowa Senator Joni Ernst says Senate Republicans are working on a compromise bill to end the partial govt. shutdown.


Also, how the shut down could soon affect supplemental food benefits like SNAP, 

and Iowa’s Supreme Court Chief Justice says citizens should be able to deal with minor legal issues online.  :That and more coming up on The Exchange, Wednesday at noon and Friday at 9:00 a.m. on SPR.




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

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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.

Food For Thought - 4-06-18 Jennifer Hart

Apr 6, 2018

Adrian welcomes Jennifer Hart, Development Director of the Food Bank of Siouxland,

 Adrian talks food insecurity today with Jennifer Hart of the Food Bank of Siouxland. She reveals that the Food Bank distributed 2.3 million lbs of good food to people in need in last year and how a dollar can buy 13 lbs of food.

FD4T 12.09.16 Linda Scheid

Dec 9, 2016


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.