Holidays and food go hand-in-hand, but as we get into the season of big feasts and sweet treats, here’s a humbling statistic to swallow:
15 percent of Nebraskans reported at least one time in the past 12 months when they did not have enough money to buy food that they or their family needed.
That’s why each year since 2006, CSP employees have banded together to collect a variety of essentials, to donate to Food Bank for the Heartland, a nonprofit organization that supports 285 partners in Nebraska and western Iowa.
This year’s drive produced four full boxes of donations, including canned and dry goods, amounting to 243 pounds of food.
In the last fiscal year, Food Bank for the Heartland distributed over 15 million pounds of food to organizations and facilities across 93 counties. CSP is proud to contribute towards their vision of ending hunger in this region for individuals, families, children and seniors in need.
We’re also proud to have our roots in Omaha and do our part to give back to the community around us, working with the Omaha Street School, Open Door Mission, Omaha Ronald McDonald House, Stephen Center Omaha, CUES and Angels Among Us along with the Food Bank to improve the quality of life in our region.
It may be a season of eating, but it’s also the season of gratitude and giving. CSP applauds the efforts of those working to better their communities and encourages every individual and business to look for ways to make a positive impact, however big or small.