Brian Barks

Brian Barks

Brian Barks is president and CEO of Food Bank for the Heartland.


Area food banks urge the governor to address rising childhood food insecurity rates

By: and - December 19, 2023

The numbers are clear. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the prevalence of food insecurity in Nebraska has increased over the past five years, from 10.8% of households in 2017 to 12.1% of households in 2022. Today in our state, an estimated 13.5% of children experience food insecurity. Nebraska is hungrier than ever — and […]