Several of the leading food pantries in Lancaster County are listed below. They provide free groceries, meals, and more to the needy and low income in the community. Many of the non-profits also provide other forms of support as well, such as Christmas and Thanksgiving meals and gifts, clothing, and information on government programs such as food stamps.
Most of the centers are open limited hours, rely heavily on donations from the community and also volunteers. It is recommend to call in advance for hours or qualifications that need to be met. The locations will also tend to limit the amount of food or groceries provided. However it can include government commodities, perishable food, and much more. Each center will do its best to meet the needs of the community and they try to not turn anyone away.
Carol M. Yoakum Family Resource Center, which is part of the Lincoln Housing Authority
4621 Northwest 48th Street
Lincoln, Nebraska 68524
Main phone - (402) 434-2621
In addition to immediate food supplies, a good place to get information on other resources, such as government aid from food stamps or the WIC program for children and newborns.
Catholic Social Services - Diocese of Lancaster
2241 O Street
Lincoln, NE 68510
This non-profit serves the entire county and many surrounding regions as well in Nebraska. Various social services are administered for the poor and low income, all in addition to the food pantry. Other resources can include clothing, emergency financial aid for bills and rent, shelter, and free Christmas assistance. Social workers can also work with qualified clients.
Center for People in Need
Address of the pantry is 3901 North 27th Street, Unit 1
Lincoln, NE 68521
Main phone number - (402) 476-4357
Residents can get food, including frozen boxed or packaged goods, canned items and perishable food such as vegetables, fruits, meat, juice and bakery items. Surplus government commodities may be offered too for those who qualify. Holiday programs are administered. This can include free Thanksgiving meals or a voucher/certificate to shop with. Call for hours and location.
Good Neighbor Community Center, Inc. food pantry
2617 Y Street
Lincoln, NE 68503
Call (402) 477-4173
In addition to the food pantry for Lancaster County, a number of other resources are available too. This can include items such as clothing, kitchen items, free diapers, and more. Perishable food like breads and produce are offered to low-income, homeless and refugee families. Other goods include baby food and formula as well as help in filing income taxes.
Grandparent Christmas Room
It allows grandparents to shop for meals and Christmas gifts for their grandchildren.
Heartland Hope Mission
5218 South 21st Street
Omaha, NE 68107
Main phone number is (402) 733-2077
Heartland Hope Mission West Omaha Pantry, Lord of Hosts Church
5351 South 139th Plaza
Omaha, Nebraska 68137
Indian Center, Inc.
Address is 1100 Military Road
Lincoln, NE 68508-1089
Telephone number - (402) 438-5231
A food pantry is on site as well as additional family and emergency services. Other resources include holiday gift giving programs, Star Tran monthly passes, rent and utility help. Government commodity food is offered to elderly and pregnant women, or mothers with young children. This is offered to Native Americans in Nebraska and Lancaster County.
Matt Talbot Kitchen and Outreach
Main location is 2121 North 27th Street
Lincoln, NE 68503
Call - (402) 477-4116
Mom's Food Pantry
Primary address - 15001 Bennet Road
Bennet, Nebraska 68317
Dial (402) 440-2871 for hours.
A free food pantry is open to anyone in need of help.
Norris Area Food Pantry - Shepherd of the Hills Church
Hickman, NE 68372
This non-profit covers Hickman and surrounding areas. Among services include a holiday basket for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter.
People's City Mission Distribution Center
Location is 2101 N Street
Lincoln, NE 68508
Call (402) 475-6888
The food pantry on site offers produce, bread, meat, and perishable food. This can be distributed daily up to once a week. Other goods include clothing, bedding, furniture, baby supplies and personal care items.
Address is 2625 Potter Street
Lincoln, Nebraska 68503-1043
Telephone - (402) 474-6263
Social services are offered to the needy, low income, and working poor in the community. A soup kitchen, food pantry, clothing closet are on site. Also look into emergency heating bill programs, or apply for public assistance such as food stamps.
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