Agency News
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



Recall Notice: Ocean Spray...

6/6/2014 8:22:00 AM

Ocean Spray Voluntarily Recalls Limited Quantity of 8-ounce Greek Yogurt Covered Craisins®. Dried Cranberries May Contain Undeclared Peanuts.
The following 8-ounce pouches of Ocean Spray® Greek Yogurt Covered Craisins® Dried Cranberries are part of this recall:
• UPC # 31200 03719
• Best By Dates Feb 10, 2015 and Feb 11, 2015
For full details on the recall, please visit: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm399945.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery



Alert: Holiday Agency Shopping

5/22/2014 12:01:00 PM

Due to the upcoming holiday, the Food Bank of Lincoln will not be accepting new agency orders for May 28th after 4:00pm today.
May 27th orders were to be received by 8:00am today, May 22nd.
Sorry for any inconvenience this may have for shoppers.
Please call Mary at 402-466-8170 x106 if you would like to reserve a shopping time at a later date.
Thank you



Recall Notice:

5/20/2014 2:53:00 PM

Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Pancakes

American Waffle Company of Clayton, Delaware is voluntarily recalling 480 cases of Gluten Free Blueberry Pancakes with Best By or Sell By 07/31/15 because the product contains undeclared milk.

The recalled 14.4 oz. LiveGfree Gluten Free Blueberry Pancakes were distributed in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, West Virginia and Wisconsin and sold in ALDI Stores in these States.

Consumers with questions may contact the American Waffle Company at awc@american-waffle.com or by calling (855) 384-9004, Monday-Friday 8:00 to 5:00 EST. During off hours, leave a voice mail and it will be returned.






 
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