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After the flood

Holly Strum packages food for the Logan food pantry in western Iowa.
Holly Strum packages food for the Logan food pantry in western Iowa. Many local food pantries saw a spike in the number of households requesting food assistance after the Missouri River flooding this spring.

When we look back at the most impactful events of 2019, we won't forget the historic, widespread flooding along the Missouri River this spring.

Nine months later, many families in western Iowa and Nebraska are still struggling after the floods destroyed their homes, their farms and their belongings.

Communities impacted by the flooding have seen a surge in the number of people seeking food assistance, explains Brian Barks, president and CEO of the Food Bank of the Heartland, which serves Nebraska and western Iowa.

The Food Bank of the Heartland...




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