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Free food pantries or groceries Douglas and Sarpy County

The counties of Douglas and Sarpy, as well as the metropolitan Omaha Nebraska region, are served by several non-profit food pantries. Get free groceries today, personal toiletries or even apply for Meals on Wheels home delivery in the Omaha region. The sites have limited resources and are only open a small number of hours per week or month, so it is recommend to call for details on their services. But the emergency food banks, soup kitchen and pantries near you can help feed families as well as individuals in need. Find more details below as well as a referral number at the bottom of the page.

In general, the locations are focused on helping the less fortunate, poor, and low income in the region. They offer consumers several different services, including free food, groceries, and other basic needs as available. This can include possible access to clothing, baby supplies, Meals on Wheels for senior citizens in Omaha or free infant formula.

Some seasonal support may be available as well, such as Christmas or Thanksgiving meals. The sites may also have referrals to other Douglas County non-profits or emergency assistance programs, all of which are focused on helping the low income and poor in the community.

Locations may also have information on government benefits such as food stamps or the WIC program. The staff, and volunteers, do their best to help low income families. There are benefits as well for seniors, children, and others in the community.

Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church c/o Liberty Christian Center
Address is 5616 L Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68117
Phone number (402) 331-7376

Benson Baptist Church
Location is 6319 Maple Street
Omaha, NE 68104
Call (402) 551-1512
This pantry only serves the city of Omaha. Emergency boxes of food, groceries, and other items may be available.




Catholic Charities - North Center / Saint Martin de Porres
2111 Emmet Street
Omaha, NE 68110
(402) 453-6363
Several social services are available, along with free meals, boxes of food, and other assistance. The charity may also have financial aid for housing and other basic needs.

Chabad House
1866 South 120th Street
Omaha, NE 68144
Main phone (402) 957-2705

Christian Outreach Program Elkhorn (COPE)
832 North State Street
Elkhorn, Nebraska 68022
(402) 289-1104
Residents of Bennington, Elkhorn, Valley, and Waterloo can call on this food bank.

Community Cupboard, Countryside Community Church
Location is 8787 Pacific
Omaha, NE 68114
Call (402) 391-0350
The church also serves hot holiday means (Thanksgiving and Christmas) to the poor and homeless in Omaha.

FaithWorks Pantry Place
4892 Oaks Lane
Omaha, NE 68137
Call (402) 895-3394 for information.
Free boxes of food, groceries, and maybe hot meals are available. Assistance is for low income families and the elderly in Douglas County too.

First Lutheran Church
Main address is 542 South 31st Street
Omaha, NE 68105
(402) 345-7506
Boxes of food, fruits, vegetables, and more may be served to the needy.

General Assistance - Public Aid Douglas County
There are several other resources from the local general assistance in Douglas County, including referrals to SNAP food stamps, WIC vouchers, and more. They focus on giving benefits to the poor and families in poverty.





Hand Up - First Presbyterian Church
216 South 34th Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68131
This location provides assistance to Douglas County.

Heartland Hope Mission
Main location is 5218 South 21st Street
Omaha, NE 68107
Call the center at (402) 733-2077

Heartland Hope Mission West Omaha Pantry, Lord of Hosts Church
5351 South 139th Plaza
Omaha, NE 68137
(402) 733-2077
In an emergency, may have a box of food, hot meal, or some other basic needs such as clothing.

Holy Family Door Ministry
Main address is 1715 Izard Street
Omaha, NE 68102
Main phone number is (402) 341-6561

Juan Diego Center
Location is 5211 South 31st Street
Omaha, NE 68107
Call (402) 731-5413
This non-profit helps the greater Omaha Nebraska Metropolitan region.

Living Word Pantry
Main address is 1110 North Lincoln Avenue
Fremont, NE 68025
(402) 721-2068
Canned groceries, soup, bread, and other items may be passed out.

Marshall Drive Pantry
Address of pantry is 4845 Marshall Drive
Omaha, Nebraska 68137
Phone - (402) 895-4227
A leading charity food bank. Canned goods, boxes of cereals, formula, and other items are available, as donations and resources allow.

Pearl United Methodist
2319 Ogden Street
Omaha, NE 68110
Main phone number is (402) 453-8623





Project Hope
4205 Boyd Street
Omaha, NE 68111
Telephone - (402) 453-7649

Project Hope Pantry - There are several churches and charities that are part of this organization. Each is focused on helping the less fortunate.
Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 4117 Terrace Drive, Omaha, NE 68134, Telephone (402) 453-7649
Saint Matthews Lutheran Church, 1725 South 60th Street, Omaha, NE 68107, call (402) 453-7649
Shepherd of the Hills, 6201 North 60th Street, Omaha, NE 68104, dial (402) 453-7649

Sacred Heart Parish - Heart Ministry Center
Location is 2222 Binney Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68110
(402) 451-2321
Low income may receive free food or a box of groceries. Some support is also available for the homeless in Douglas County.

Saint Benedict the Moor Food Pantry
2423 Grant Street
Omaha, NE 68111
(402) 348-0631
This location only supports 16th & Cuming to 30th & Cuming, north to Ames. This includes the zip codes of 68102, 68110, 68111, and 68131.

Saint Vincent de Paul Pantry
2101 Leavenworth Street
Omaha, NE 68102
Main phone number is (402) 346-5445

Salem Food Pantry
2205 North 24th Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68110
Address is (402) 505-9973

Open Door Mission
2910 K Street
Omaha, NE 68107
Main number is (402) 881-8232
There is a food bank and clothing closet for Douglas and Sarpy Counties. Free food, furniture, clothing, diapers, and other aid is given out.

First Presbyterian Church
216 South 34th Street
Omaha, NE 68131

Countryside Community Church
8787 Pacific Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68114
Main phone: (402) 391-035
Volutneers work at this client choice/supermarket designed pantry.

Faith-Westwood United Methodist Church
address is 4814 Oaks Lane
Omaha, NE 68137
(402) 895-3394







Society of St Vincent De Paul of Omaha
Location is 2101 Leavenworth Street
Omaha, NE 68102
Main phone: (402) 341-1688
Many social services are offered. Food, housing, applications to USDA benefits, and more. the charity does not deliver meals or boxes of groceries.

Salvation Army
Location is 3612 Cuming Street
Omaha, NE 68131
Telephone number - (402) 898-5860
The Salvation Army centers have a food bank, clothing closet and thrift store. Snacks may be served to children and the less fortunate in the region. Other assistance can include information on SNAP food stamps and support for basic needs such as rent or heating bills. More on Omaha Salvation Army.

Salvation Army - Kroc Center
Location is 2825 Y Street
Omaha, NE 68107
Telephone number is (402) 905-3539

Sharon Seventh Day Adventist Food Pantry
3312 Lake Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68111
Call (402) 884-0658

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
Address is 14330 Eagle Run Dr
Omaha, NE 68164
Main Phone: (402) 496-7988
Everything from free food to baby formula, financial aid, diapers, and a low cost thrift store is available for low income/struggling families.

Timberlake Outreach Center
The food pantry is at 2107 East Locust Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68110
Call (402) 829-1510
Staff help clients apply for public aid, including WIC vouchers or SNAP food stamps. The emergency food bank also provides items including baby formula, peanut butter, and holiday meals. Other groceries may also be offered in Douglas County.

Main location is 812 South 24th Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68108
Call (402) 345-8047
Surplus government commodities, boxes of food, and more may be offered.

Tri-City Pantry - Food pantry
302 American Parkway
Papillion, NE 68046
Call (402) 552-7061
The location helps people in the zip codes of 68046, 68127, 68128, 68133, 68136, and 68138.





Women United Ministries
Main address is 1202 East Browne Street
Omaha, NE 68110
Call (402) 591-0354

Y.E.S. Youth Street Outreach
Location is 2602 Harney Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68102
Main phone number is (402) 345-5187

Additional free food programs and resources in the Omaha area

Feeding America and the Regional Food Bank can be contacted at (402) 331-1213 for locations of other food pantries near you. They offer referrals, a mobile food pantry, applications to school lunches, and other short as well as long term aid. Some services are for families and other food programs are for the homeless, elderly, and even disabled.


By Jon McNamara














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