Ames, NE
Food Pantries

Food pantries give free food to local residents. There are 87 food pantries in the Ames area.

1 Miles Away

Ames , NE 68621

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Salvation Army - Fremont

9 Miles Away

707 North I Street
Fremont, NE 68025
(402) 721-0930

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Mon-Thu 8 am-4 pm

Don't be afraid to take a big step. You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
-- David Lloyd George

Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership - Fremont Family Services Office

9 Miles Away

605 North Broad Street
Fremont, NE 68025

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HEAD START federally-funded early childhood development program to increase school readiness of young children in low-income families

WEATHERIZATION can reduce energy costs for a long period of time; some typical weatherization measures that may be done to your home include sidewall and attic insulation; infiltration work (caulking and weather stripping around doors and windows and glass repair); repair/replacement of furnace or heating unit

WEATHERIZATION EXPANSION PROJECT may assist with roof repair or replacement and foundation repair in areas with a population of 10,000 or less

COMMODITY SUPPLEMENTAL FOOD PROGRAM (CSFP) provides foods purchased and distributed by the USDA to: infants up to the twelfth month of age; children from age one up to the sixth birthday; women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, and/or who have had a baby within the last year; and seniors who are sixty and over

FOOD PANTRY provided on an emergency basis; after a client access the pantry three times in one year they will receive one-on-one budgeting assistance in order to receive anymore food pantries in a 12 month period

NEBRASKA HOMELESS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM provides financial assistance to qualifying individuals and families with partial one month payment of a security deposit, utility deposit, past due rent, past due mortgage or past due utility; along with the partial financial assistance, customers also receive one on one support

EMERGENCY FOOD AND SHELTER PROGRAM provides financial assistance to help customers with a partial one month past due utility or one month past due rent, resulting from an emergency; deposits are excluded from this funding

HOMELESS PREVENTION AND RAPID RE-HOUSING PROGRAM (HPRP) focuses on housing stabilization through temporary assistance that serves as a bridge to long-term stability; provides homelessness prevention assistance to households who would otherwise become homeless and assistance to rapidly re-house persons who are homeless

CHILD PASSENGER SERVICES provides infant seats, toddler seats and booster seats are provided to income eligible clients for a nominal fee; car seats are installed and child safety seat education is provided to clients by trained technicians

TAX PREPARATION for low income individuals/families and senior citizens (60 & over); Family Service Coordinators are trained to help prepare tax forms and/or answer tax questions; all offices are equipped to e-file, and coordinators also assist with Homestead Exemption preparation; no self-employed or farm returns are prepared

OPERATION GREAT START home visitation program provides free one on one health education to pregnant families until the child turns one year of age; program staff helps with any concerns with parenting and provide information on community resources; topics covered include pregnancy and prenatal care, newborn care, feeding and infant development, basic infant care, positive parenting, and family nutrition

OPERATION BUILDING BLOCKS helps families with young children up to the age of five; the program works with the families weekly or every other week to learn to lessen the parenting stresses and develop skills to control their children's behaviors

See separate listings for:
Immunization Clinics

Mon-Fri 8 am-4:30 pm, appointments preferred

Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy, and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
-- Helen Keller

Low Income Ministry of Dodge County

9 Miles Away

549 North H
Fremont, NE 68025
(402) 727-6884


FOOD PANTRY, up to 12 times a year; after third visit a referral from any social services agency is required; hours are Tue 10 am-2 pm, Thu 5 pm-7 pm

CLOTHING CENTER; nominal donation, no cost with referral, job interview clothing available; hours are Mon-Fri 9 am-3 pm, Sat 9 am-12 noon; clothing is available year-round with referral from school, church or social service agency

HYGIENE ITEMS such as soap, toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant etc with HHS food stamp card and a nominal fee

SCHOOL SUPPLIES for students K-12 at the beginning of the school term

FAN PROGRAM each summer for Dodge County residents, must qualify for low-income guidelines

CHRISTMAS FOOD distribution sign up November 1-December 9, 2011 for qualified persons

TOY SHOP offers toys, winter clothing, underwear, books, gifts, etc. for children ages birth to 15; sign up in November, distribution is in December; children enrolled in Toy Shop program are automatically enrolled in the bicycle drawing giveaway in December

Crisis Assistance Mon-Fri 10 am-2:30 pm

Assumptions are the termites of relationships.
-- Henry Winkler

Living Word Pantry

9 Miles Away

1110 North Lincoln Avenue
Fremont, NE 68025
(402) 721-2068


Third Thursday 4 pm-7 pm and by appointment

The Los Angeles riots were not caused by the Rodney King verdict. The Los Angeles riots were caused by rioters.
-- Rush Limbaugh

Care Corps Homeless Shelter

9 Miles Away

723 North Broad
Fremont, NE 68025
(402) 721-3125

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EMERGENCY SHELTER services for men, women, and families

PREVENTION for those who are near homeless (i.e. food boxes, clothing, and school supplies)

CASE MANAGERS available to assist with obtaining employment and securing housing

SHELTER SERVICES include mental health and chemical dependency services provided by a licensed professional (LPHP and CADAC); life skills education program with over 30 different classes designed to teach residents the skill to achieve and maintain independence; aftercare programming allows clients to participate in life skill education classes and meet with therapists for up to six months after leaving the shelter

Office hours: Mon-Sat 8 am-8 pm, Sun 1 pm-8 pm; 24 hour on-site staff available for check-in

As I lived up to the highest light I had, higher and higher light came to me.
-- Pilgrims

Saunders County Food Pantry

18 Miles Away

310 North Linden
Wahoo, NE 68066


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Though I might travel afar, I will meet only what I carry with me, for every man is amirror. We see only ourselves reflected in those around us. Their attitudes and actions are only a reflection of our own. The whole world and its condition has its counter parts within us all. Turn the gaze inward. Correct yourself and your world will change.
-- Kirsten Zambucka

Schuyler Food Pantry

21 Miles Away

802 A Street
Schuyler, NE 68661
(402) 352-3540

FOOD PANTRY - churches rotate monthly; call for information on which church is providing the service

Tue and Thu 12 noon-4 pm or by appointment

It's always too early to quit.
-- Norman Vincent Peale

Christian Outreach Program Elkhorn (COPE)

25 Miles Away

832 North State Street
Elkhorn, NE 68022
(402) 616-2330

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FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE for rent and utilities

REFERRALS for employment, housing, medical/dental care, legal assistance

Mon-Sat 10 am-12 noon, or by appointment

A committee is a group of people who individually can do nothing, but as a group decide nothing can be done.
-- Fred Allen

Joseph's Coat Thrift Store and Washington County Food Pantry

28 Miles Away

1737 Washington Street
Blair, NE 68008
(402) 426-0440


THRIFT STORE for clothing, household goods, and furniture

Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 10 am-5 pm, Sat 9 am-1 pm

To bring one's self to a frame of mind and to the proper energy to accomplish things that require plain hard work continuously is the one big battle that everyone has. When this battle is won for all time, then everything is easy.
-- Thomas A. Buckner

Blue Valley Community Action Partnership - Butler County

29 Miles Away

416 East Street
David City, NE 68632
(402) 367-4347

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HELPS low-income populations achieve self-sufficiency by offering the following services:

COMMODITY SUPPLEMENTAL FOOD PROGRAM distributes government-purchased surplus food commodities to income-eligible families with children, 0-6 years; women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or have given birth in the last 12 months; and persons, 60 years or older

EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE, where donated funds are used to assist low-income people (with proof of need) with small emergencies; utility bills and rent are occasionally paid by BVCA Partnership

FOOD PANTRY, where community groups and individuals donate funds to purchase perishable items which are distributed to families/individuals in emergency situations; paper products and non-perishable food are also donated

HOLIDAY PROJECTS, where volunteers, community groups and local businesses donate materials, food, toys and skills for seasonal holiday projects for low-income families; provides food packages and allowances to purchase clothes, shoes, coats, and household goods

HOMEBUYER EDUCATION provides training on the home buying process.

HOMELESS ASSISTANCE offers services for homeless individuals and families include food pantry, homeless shelter, clothing, referrals and locating permanent housing

HOUSING OWNERSHIP ASSISTANCE provides down payment and/or closing cost assistance to income-eligible families to enable them to purchase a home; eligibility is 80% median income

HOUSING REHABILITATION offers low and moderate income homeowners low interest loans to rehabilitate health and safety needs of their older homes

PROJECT FOCUS works one-on-one with individuals/families using family development/case management model by assessing needs, linking to available services and follow-through

PROJECT FIRST where homeless families with children participate in a housing and supportive services project for up to 24 months

RENTAL HOUSING provides government subsidized private rental housing as well as low cost/below market rental housing to income qualified people

THRIFT STORES provide clothing, shoes, coats and household goods to families in need and to the public for small handling fee

WEATHERIZATION provides assistance to secure homes for hot and cold weather; to be eligible, families must submit pay stubs from the last three months, and provide a legal description of the home or obtain the landlord's permission if the home is not owned by the family; the family must reside in the home for at least one year, and provide heating bills before and after weatherization to BVCA Partnership

Tue-Thu 9 am-4 pm, Fri 9 am-3 pm, Sat 9 am-1 pm

You are more likely to act yourself into feelings, than feel yourself into action.
-- Dr. Jerome Brunner