Agency News
Shoppers: Holiday Food

9/24/2014 9:59:00 AM

The Food Bank of Lincoln is in the process of putting together a Best Buy order before the Holidays. The order will be procured around the 1st of October.
If your agency is interested in a specific product for your Holiday meals please contact Mary or Patti, at 402-466-8170, with your request as soon as possible.
Thank you



Recall Notice: M&Ms Brand Milk Chocolate Theater

9/23/2014 9:57:00 AM

Mars Chocolate North America announced a voluntary recall of its M&M’S® Brand Theater Box 3.40 oz.
This theater box item with specific lot codes may contain product containing peanut butter without listing on the ingredient label on the outside cardboard box. The inside package is correctly labelled with ingredients and allergy information.
These specific lot codes were shipped and distributed to customers’ warehouses between May 8 and July 1, 2014, located in several states, including Nebraska.
For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.
For full details on the recall, please visit: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm415489.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery If you have questions, please contact Wayne Melichar, Food Safety Manager, at wmelichar@feedingamerica.org or 312.629.7263.



Walmart Fight Hunger-Spark Change!

9/15/2014 9:50:00 AM

Voting is live!!!
This could be quite the deal for the Food Bank of Lincoln. The top 50 (out of 128) Food Banks will receive $60,000!
- You can vote every 24 hours between now and October 5th.
- To vote go to: www.walmart.com/fighthunger
- Type in Nebraska on the bottom and choose Food Bank of Lincoln
- You’ll then need to login to Facebook (Facebook does not gain any access to your personal info, simply the way to authenticate each vote)
- Then Share what you just did with your Family and Friends!
By voting you could make us a winner, which means alittle more food in the bank!
Thank you!



Hunger in America Findings

8/29/2014 8:14:00 AM

Hunger in America (HIA) documents the critical role that food banks and their partner agencies play in supporting struggling families in the United States. HIA 2014 details how the various agencies operate, and the challenges they face. It also documents the number and characteristics of clients that seek assistance from the charitable food assistance network. Its results are based on nationally representative surveys of food banks partner agencies and their clients in 2013.
Please go to the Food Bank of Lincoln website and read the findings for Nebraska: http://www.lincolnfoodbank.org/pdf/HIA_State.pdf
A big Thank You to all participating agencies!



Recall: McCormick Ground Oregano

8/15/2014 1:30:00 PM

McCormick & Company, Incorporated is initiating a voluntary recall of McCormick® Ground Oregano, 0.75 oz bottle, UPC 0-523561-6 with code dates BEST BY AUG 21 16 H and AUG 22 16 H due to possible contamination with Salmonella. This recall does not impact any other McCormick Ground, Whole or Oregano Leaves products.

McCormick® Ground Oregano 0.75 oz bottle UPC NUMBER: 52100003566 (as seen on label: 0-523561-6) MCCORMICK ITEM NUMBER: 900356 AFFECTED DATE CODES: BEST BY AUG 21 16 H, BEST BY AUG 22 16 H SHIPPING DATES: April 4, 2014 to August 5, 2014

* For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves. For full details on the recall, please visit: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm410107.htm?
source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
If you have questions, please contact Wayne Melichar, Food Safety Manager, at wmelichar@feedingamerica.org or 312.629.7263.



Recall Notice...

7/31/2014 3:20:00 PM

Natural Grocers is issuing a voluntary recall of Chunks of Energy Carob Greens and Chunks of Energy Date / Flax/Tumeric because they contain organic carob powder from Ciranda, Inc., Hudson, WI 54016, which may be contaminated with Salmonella.

Products impacted by the recall include Natural Grocers bulk food brand labeled as follows:
CHUNKS OF ENERGY CAROB GREENS Packed On dates: 155-14, 167-14, 175-14
CHUNKS OF ENERGY DATE / FLAX /TUMERIC Packed On dates: 125-14, 133-14, 147-14, 155-14, 170-14, 181-14.

These products were repackaged by Natural Grocers and sold in small bags in the refrigerated bulk foods section of the stores. A black and white printed label is affixed to each bag. The product was distributed only to Natural Grocers’s 84 stores located in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

Consumers can find the specific locations of Natural Grocers stores at: http://www.naturalgrocers.com/store-locations.



Join National Call-in Day Today!

7/15/2014 9:00:00 AM

This week, Congress will vote on legislation that would improve federal tax incentives for donating food and funds to food banks and other nonprofits, including food donation tax incentives and allowing donations of IRA rollovers to nonprofits. We need your help to mobilize thousands of phone calls to make sure that the House of Representatives passes this legislation.

Nonprofit organizations across the country are holding a national-call in day on July 15, and we need you to add your voice to this important effort. Help us make sure food banks have the resources they need to help struggling Americans by calling today!

Calling Congress is easy! Here’s how:
1. Just dial our toll free number, (888) 398-8702, listen to the pre-recorded message and enter your zip code when prompted.
2. Connect to your Representative, state that you are a constituent, and give your name and the food bank you are calling from.
3. Let them know you are calling about food donation and charitable giving tax legislation and deliver this important message:
As your constituent and supporter/employee of [YOUR FOOD BANK NAME], I am calling you today to ask you to support H.R. 4719, the food donation tax legislation that would help our food bank feed struggling Americans. Please support this and other charitable giving tax legislation that would help ensure our food bank has the food and the funds needed to continue supporting those in need in our community.
4. Don't forget to spread the word by sharing with your local networks and on social media.



National Call in day on July 15th!

7/11/2014 12:43:00 PM

Next week, Congress will vote on legislation that would improve federal tax incentives for donating food and funds to food banks and other nonprofits, including food donation tax incentives and allowing donations of IRA rollovers to nonprofits. We need your help to mobilize thousands of phone calls to make sure that the House of Representatives passes this legislation.
Nonprofit organizations across the country are holding a national-call in day on July 15, and we need you to add your voice to this important effort. Help us make sure food banks have the resources they need to help struggling Americans by calling today!

Calling Congress is easy! Here’s how:
1. Just dial the toll free number, (888) 398-8702, listen to the pre-recorded message and enter your zip code when prompted.

2. Connect to your Representative, state that you are a constituent, and give your name and the food bank you are calling from.

3. Let them know you are calling about food donation and charitable giving tax legislation and deliver this important message:

As your constituent and supporter/employee of [YOUR FOOD BANK NAME], I am calling you today to ask you to support food donation tax legislation that would help our food bank feed struggling Americans. Please support this and other charitable giving tax legislation that would help ensure our food bank has the food and the funds needed to continue supporting those in need in our community.

4. Don't forget to Spread the Word by sharing with your local networks and on social media.



Potato Shoppers

7/2/2014 10:45:00 AM

To all of you who order potatoes: the Food Bank of Lincoln had to dispose of all remaining potatoes in the warehouse. Those who order them will not be getting any. We are sorry for this inconvience.


Recall Notice: Egg White Salad With Chives

6/11/2014 9:16:00 AM

Trader Joe’s Egg White Salad with Chives packaged in 6-ounce plastic containers has been voluntarily recalled.
The recalled Egg White Salad with Chives was distributed to Trader Joe’s grocery stores in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio & Wisconsin.
For full details on the recall, please visit: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm400401.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery






 
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