Alvo, NE
Food Pantries

Food pantries give free food to local residents. There are 93 food pantries in the Alvo area.

1 Miles Away

Alvo , NE 68304

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-- Janet Zuckerman

Ashland Food Pantry

10 Miles Away

102 South 24th
Ashland, NE 68003
(402) 944-3489


By appointment

Mediocrity is self-inflicted. Genius is self-bestowed.
-- Walter Russell

Senior Farmers' Market Coupon Program

16 Miles Away

301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68509
(800) 942-7830

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COUPONS FOR low income seniors to purchase fresh produce

Coupons will be available in June through participating senior centers, Area Agencies on Aging offices, and Commodity Supplemental Food Programs' local distribution sites


Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm

The reason for the slow progress of the world seems to lie in a single fact. Every man is born under the yoke, and grows up beneath the oppressions of his age. He can only get a vision of the unselfish forces in the world by appealing to them, and every appeal is a call to arms. If he fights he must fight, not one man, but a conspiracy. He is always at war with a civilization. On his side is proverbial philosophy, a galaxy of invisible saints and sages, and the half-developed consciousness and professions of everybody. Against him is the world, and every selfish passion in his own heart.
-- John Jay Chapman

Salvation Army - Lincoln

16 Miles Away

2625 Potter Street
Lincoln, NE 68503
(402) 435-3035

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DISASTER SERVICES includes an on-call emergency mobile home with food and water to assist disaster victims as coordinated through the American Red Cross.

FAMILY SERVCES provides food, clothing, job listings, bread distribution and Christmas assistance to qualified persons Please bring I.D. and social security numbers for all members of household as well as proof of residence.

FAN PROGRAM provides fans, June through September Qualifications include being a Lincoln-Lancaster County resident, low-income, 55 years of age or older or has documented medical problems or small children in the home.

HEAT SHARE assists persons once a year who have received a shut off notice for utilities Eligibility includes income, member in the household who is 6 months or younger, persons 55 years or older, disabled, or has documented medical problems Please call or stop in for an application and appointment.

PRISON TOY LIFT provides men in prison a way to get presents to their children at Christmas time.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES available in the areas of administration, education, community center, Christmas bell ringers, toy shop, etc

WINTER NIGHT WATCH PROGRAM provides free food, water, hats, gloves, coats and blankets at 14th and E. Street every Saturday and Sunday night 5 pm-7 pm Oct-Apr

COMMUNITY CENTER hosts an after school program, Small Fry basketball program, summer day camp, teen night and Summer overnight camping for different ages (see separate listing)

BACK TO SCHOOL backpack and supply giveaway Tuesday, August 7, 5 pm-7 pm

Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm

We will by conscious command evolve cerebral centers which will permit us to use powers that we now are not even capable of imagining.
-- Frederick Tilney

People's City Mission Distribution Center

16 Miles Away

2101 N Street
Lincoln, NE 68508
(402) 475-6888

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FOOD PANTRY provides bread, produce, meat, and perishable food distributed daily (available to a household once a week). Provides seven-day food baskets (available on an emergency basis).

DISTRIBUTION CENTER provides walk-in services for low-income families and individuals including clothing, bedding, kitchenware, household items, furniture, personal care items, and baby items.


Distribution: Mon-Fri 9 am-11:30 am and 1:30 pm-4 pm; Donations: Mon-Sat 8 am-5:30 pm, Sun 12 noon-5:30 pm

I know a fellow who's as broke as the Ten Commandments.
-- John Marquand

Matt Talbot Kitchen and Outreach

16 Miles Away

2121 North 27th Street
Lincoln, NE 68503
(402) 477-4116

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SOUP KITCHEN providing lunch and dinner Mon-Sun

FOOD PANTRY - emergency bag of food provided, no more than once every 2 weeks. SNAP Program through the food bank comes the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month 5 pm-6 pm, and the 2nd and 4th Fridays 10:30 am-1 pm, to help individuals obtain food stamps.

HEALTH CLINIC the third Wednesday of each month 12:30 pm-2:30 pm

STREET OUTREACH and advocacy


GASOLINE assistance, first come first served first working day of each month; must show valid drivers license, registration, and car insurance once every 6 months. Bus pass referrals are available to take to Good Neighbor Center for one free bus pass, every 6 months.

NUTRITION COUNSELING for the homeless and low income by appointment only. Cooking classes are offered for children and adults.

VISION CARE for homeless or near homeless adults and children once in a lifetime

THANKSGIVING DAY dinner served 5:30 pm-6:30 pm; open as usual Christmas Eve and Christmas Day lunch served 11:30 am-12:30 pm, dinner served 5:30 pm-6:30 pm.

HOMELESS IDENTIFICATION PROJECT assists homeless people with obtaining birth certificates or other identification necessary for employment, housing and community services; must have no income; once in a lifetime.

LIFE SKILLS ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM offers a basic life skills class, once a week for six weeks, to help alleviate homelessness Classes cover parenting, budgeting, landlord/tenant issues, nutrition, employment skills, self-esteem and self-advocacy

TRANSITIONAL HOUSING for Chronically Homeless Men provides a sober living environment.

CASE MANAGEMENT for individuals and families who are eligible for the Homeless Voucher Program.

SHOWERS and LAUNDRY for homeless during regular business hours Mon-Fri only. Free haircuts are given once a month.

LEGAL AID offers free legal assistance on the 4th Tuesday of each month 12:30 pm-2:30 pm.

VETERANS AFFAIRS outreach worker comes every Thursday 11:30 pm-1 pm to provide information regarding benefits.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE counseling and evaluations for homeless individuals. Also a 15-hour Alcohol education class occurs the 4th weekend of each month. A fee is required to register for class. Clients can register by fax preferably on line.

AA MEETINGS Every Tuesday from 5 pm-6 pm

Mon-Wed 8:30 am-6:30 pm, Thu 8:30 am-1 pm and 5 pm-6:30 pm, Fri 8:30 am-6:30 pm; Meals Mon-Sun 11:30 am-12:30 pm and 5:30 pm-6:30 pm

Wealth is enjoying what we already have, not getting more of what we think will make us happy.
-- Peter McWilliams

Indian Center, Inc.

16 Miles Away

1100 Military Road
Lincoln, NE 68508
(402) 438-5231

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PROMOTES and strengthens cultural awareness by teaching cultural traditions among Native Americans

FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES offers emergency services, referrals and case management of basic necessities to low income families and individuals of all racial and ethnic groups. Diapers, low income Star Tran monthly passes, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, and holiday gift giving programs are offered Emergency rental or utility bill payment assistance to American Indian persons with eviction or disconnect notices may be provided, funds permitting.

FOOD PROGRAMS include commodity food to elderly, and pregnant women, or mothers with young children to age 6 on a monthly basis. Perishable food distribution is held twice weekly on Tuesdays at 1pm and Thursdays at 10am. Emergency food pantry applications accepted Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 1-3pm. Senior Diner's lunch served daily from 11:30am-12:30pm, free of charge.

HOUSING PROGRAM based in the city of Lincoln this program has over 142 units of rental housing for low-income families, elderly and handicapped residents. The housing properties include three complexes for the elderly and two for low-income. These units are managed by a private management company and Indian Center, Inc.

INFORMATION AND REFERRAL to local human service agencies and tribally-operated programs for specialized services, legal services to Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs, tribal legal services, or pro bono legal services and area senior citizens.

NEBRASKA INDIAN HEALTHY MARRIAGE PROJECT is designed to increase the number of Native American children raised by two parents in a healthy relationship through the use of culturally appropriate training materials. This project will help couples and individuals develop the skills and knowledge needed to form and sustain a healthy relationship.

NEBRASKA URBAN INDIAN CIRCLE OF CARE PROJECT will provide the urban Indian communities of Lincoln and Omaha with tools and resources to plan and design a holistic, community-based system of care to support mental health and wellness for their children, youth and families. Families and youth will work in partnership with public and private organizations to design mental health services and supports that are effective, that build on the strengths of individuals and address each person's cultural needs.

SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCE CENTER provides basic business development services for low-income persons, minorities, women and all racial/ethnic groups, new or existing businesses and refers clients to Nebraska Business Development Center for specialized services.

WORKFORCE INVESTMENT ACT PROGRAM provides GED instruction, job training placement assistance and help with educational goals, job search and placement for Native Americans.

YOUTH PROGRAM offers after school enrichment activities, homework help, and other special events


Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm

Rapists die in fires.
-- Unknown

Good Neighbor Community Center, Inc.

16 Miles Away

2617 Y Street
Lincoln, NE 68503
(402) 477-4173

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CLOTHING - clients may shop once every two months for clothes and household items


KITCHENWARE and various household items

DIAPERS are available through the Diaper Club once a month

PERISHABLES - bread and produce are distributed on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 10:00 to noon

EMERGENCY FOOD PANTRIES at no cost to low-income, homeless and refugee families; clients may shop at the food pantry once a month.

BABY food/formula as available

COMPUTER CLASSES and online assistance for food stamps

VITA SITE for income tax assistance



ESL tutors are available through Lincoln Literacy Council to instruct clients on site

GRANDPARENT CHRISTMAS ROOM - during the month of December low income grandparents can shop for Christmas gifts for their grandchildren; Call for appointments - dates TBD; last year's participants cannot participate this year

MENA Hope Project provides assistance to Middles East and North African immigrants and refugees ESL, computer, citizenship and parenting classes available Free child care available while clients are attending classes

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES - Call Sharonda Claypool at 402-477-4173

PROGRAM receives merchandise through donations, so availability may be limited; donations are accepted at the loading dock on the backside of building Mon-Thu 8 am-4 pm, Fri 8 am-2 pm

Mon-Thu 10 am-4 pm, Fri 10 am-2 pm

If 899 matches go out, the 900th is enough to set the world aflame. (paraphrased from imperfect memory of poster)
-- Sai Baba

Foodnet, Inc.

16 Miles Away

644 North 32nd Street
Lincoln, NE 68503
(402) 416-6197

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NON-PROFIT, volunteer corporation which collects and distributes prepared and perishable food at 23 designated distribution sites in Lincoln and the surrounding area

TAX-deductible contributions are accepted

Mon-Sun 8:30 am-9 pm

Never tell me the odds.
-- Hans Solo

Food Bank of Lincoln, Inc.

16 Miles Away

4840 Doris Bair Circle, Suite A
Lincoln, NE 68504
(402) 466-8170

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FOOD COLLECTION and distribution program serving other non-profit organizations. Food, personal care items, and household products are collected from food companies, food drives, other Food Banks, or the government; the Food Bank warehouses and distributes theses products to over 60 non-profit agency members within 16 counties in South East Nebraska; an inventory list is made available weekly to member organizations for shopping purposes; frozen, refrigerated and dry products may be obtained at the Food Bank by member organizations

MOBILE food pantry system that delivers food at no charge to individuals and families at six different sites per week in Lancaster county and over 12 sites throughout South East Nebraska

BACKPACK program that sends home food-filled backpacks with over 2,600 children on Friday afternoons during the school year

PROVIDES FOOD for summer food program for children; call for referrals to nearby feeding sites

SNAP OUTREACH, formerly known as food stamps, increases awareness of public benefits to emergency food recipients, provides assistance to new applicants and help determining eligibility, provides assistance for current recipient recertification, and works alongside agencies to continue outreach efforts

Mon-Fri 8 am-4:30 pm

We are made to persist. That's how we find out who we are.
-- Tobias Wolff

Center for People in Need

16 Miles Away

3901 North 27th Street, Unit 1
Lincoln, NE 68521
(402) 476-4357

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FOOD, including canned, frozen boxed or packaged and perishable food such as fruits and vegetables, meat, juice and bakery items when available at sites listed below

FOOD COMMODITIES are distributed the fourth week of the month

1 pm-2 pm F Street Community Center, 1225 'F' Street
4 pm-6 pm Center for People in Need 3901 N 27th St

1 pm-2 pm Malone Community Center, 2032 'U' Street
3 pm-4 pm Oak Lake Church, 3300 North 1st Street

THANKSGIVING FOOD Please bring photo ID or Center card AND a piece of mail with your name and current address on it to receive food items and $10 grocery store voucher.
Saturday, November 19th 10 am-4 pm
Sunday, November 20st 1 pm-4 pm
Monday, November 21st 4 pm-7 pm

INFORMATION AND REFERRAL helps individuals and families find community resources for housing, food, clothing, and other needs

HEALTH HUB assists individuals with chronic health conditions find a health home with a medical clinic or physician

TRUCKLOADS OF HELP program for non-profit human services agencies provides resources such as personal care products, clothing, household items, and office supplies; agencies must work closely with low-income families, youth, and individuals

LEGISLATIVE DATABASE and Coalition of Agencies advocates for systemic changes for low-income ad under-represented populations by monitoring legislative issues, helping agencies, organizations and churches interested in advocacy, and providing links to local, state and national web sites which provide information on low-income issues, immigration, and other relevant topics

TOYLAND FOR KIDS Pre-registration is necessary. Applications due Dec 1st Applications can be picked up at one of the food sites or the Center for People in Need main office. You will need to bring a piece of mail with the parents or guardians name on it and your current address. Identification or Service Point client card. Program serves newborn to age 18.
Saturday, December 17th 10 am-4 pm
Sunday, December 18th 1 pm-4 pm
Monday, December 19th 4 pm-7 pm

JOBS SKILL TRAINING PROGRAM provides hands on job skills training for low-income participants in the area of receptionist, forklift, warehouse work, janitorial, computers, retail stocking and others Participants must be low-income and willing to work in a real work setting

TOOLS FOR EDUCATION provides schools supplies and backpacks to school age children grades K-12 To qualify applicants must fill out an application, bring identification, a piece of mail with current name and mailing address on it and proof of everyone in household; 2012 event is Saturday, August 4, 10 am-3 pm, and Monday, August 6, 3 pm-7 pm

GED, ESL, and computer classes are available for qualifying individuals Open computer lab for the public Please call for dates and times

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES for individuals and groups interested in helping with one time events or on a regular basis Call for more information.

Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm

Passion is in all great searches and is necessary to all creative endeavors.
-- W Eugene Smith