Amherst, NE
Food Pantries

Food pantries give free food to local residents. There are 19 food pantries in the Amherst area.

Coupons.com

1 Miles Away

Amherst , NE 68812

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Services:
Coupons.com is a free web service that allows users in Amherst, NE to print coupons for savings on brand name food and general purpose items they use every day. Coupons can be printed on your computer and redeemed at any local grocery store. This service stretches a family's food budget with real savings; making your food dollar go farther. There is no fee for this service and no registration is necessary.

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Requires internet connection and printer.

Additional Services:
Reduced cost food in Amherst , NE.

Area Served:
Amherst , NE



When nothing seems to help, I go look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred and first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not that blow that did it, but all that had gone before.
-- Jacob Riis




Spirit of Life Food Pantry

12 Miles Away

PO Box 274
Elm Creek, NE 68836
(308) 856-4724

Services:
FOOD PANTRY provides food for about a month; orders are delivered

Hours:
Mon-Sun 8 am-5 pm



He who treads softly goes far.
-- Chinese Proverb




Salvation Army - Kearney

15 Miles Away

1719 Central Avenue
Kearney, NE 68847
(308) 234-9998

Services:
FOOD PANTRY, for after hours contact police department at (308) 237-2104

EMERGENCY SHELTER VOUCHER for the local motel; one night only

UTILITY BILL assistance

CLOTHING assistance

HOUSEHOLD ITEMS

BUS TICKETS within the state of Nebraska

GAS VOUCHER for medical appointments and stranded individuals in Kearney

SUMMER CAMPS

CHRISTMAS BASKETS - 2011 registration dates:
Nov 15 1 pm-8 pm
Nov 16 10 am-5 pm
Nov 17 1 pm-8 pm
Nov 18 10 am-5 pm
Nov 28 10 am-5 pm
Nov 29 1 pm-8 pm
Nov 30 10 am-5 pm
Dec 1 1 pm-8 pm
Dec 2 10 am-5 pm
Dec 5 10 am-5 pm
Dec 6 1 pm-8 pm

Hours:
Mon-Thu 9:15 am-12 noon and 12:30 pm-5 pm



We're all stumbling towards the light with varying degrees of grace at any given moment.
-- Bo Lozoff




Jubilee Center

15 Miles Away

2523 Avenue A
Kearney, NE 68847
(308) 234-3880

Services:
FOOD PANTRY

EMERGENCY FUND (Help-Now) for rent and utility assistance (Kearney residents only)

CLOTHING for sale at low cost

FREE DINNER Thursdays 5:30 pm-6:30 pm

Hours:
Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri 10 am-12 noon and 1 pm-4 pm; Thu 10 am-12 noon and 1 pm-6 pm



Of course we all have our limits, but how can you possibly find your boundaries unless you explore as far and as wide as you possibly can? I would rather fail in an attempt at something new and uncharted than safely succeed in a repeat of something I have done.
-- A.e. Hotchner




Gibbon/Shelton Community Center

24 Miles Away

817 Front Street
Gibbon, NE 68840
(308) 468-5469

Services:
FOOD PANTRY

Hours:
Mon-Fri 8 am-12 noon



Laziness may appear attractive but work gives satisfaction.
-- Anne Frank




Community Action Partnership of Mid-Nebraska - Dawson County

26 Miles Away

Lexington Community Service Office
Lexington, NE 68850
(308) 324-4219

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Services:
COMMUNITY SERVICES COORDINATORS take applications for Community Action Partnership of Mid-Nebraska programs and refer clients to other services and agencies in the community

EMERGENCY rent, rent deposit, mortgage, and utility assistance with eviction or shut off notices.

FOOD PANTRY

WEATHERIZATION PROGRAM offering insulation and sealing of direct penetrations; income may be up to 150% of federal poverty guidelines; serves owners and renters, with owner's permission

WIC, a supplemental nutrition education program which provides health referrals, breast feeding promotions and nutritious free foods to income eligible pregnant, breast feeding or postpartum women, infants and children up to age five; must meet income guidelines

COMMODITY SUPPLEMENTAL FOOD PROGRAM for pregnant women, children under the age of six years, and those 60 years and older that are not on WIC.

EVERY WOMAN MATTERS facilitate screening and prescreening for breast and cervical cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes

IMMUNIZATIONS are provided to children by appointment only; no income guidelines apply; administration fee may apply.

HEAD START

READING IS FUNDAMENTAL program allows the community to donate funds to purchase books, which are then distributed at community events

Hours:
Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon and 1 pm-4:30 pm



The world is a looking glass. It gives back to every man a true reflection of his own thoughts.
-- Thackery




Phelps Community Pantry

29 Miles Away

202 West Avenue
Holdrege, NE 68949
(308) 995-4254

Services:
FOOD PANTRY

Hours:
Mon-Fri 1 pm-2 pm



The amount of power freed by telling yourself you no longer choose to put energy into something can be remarkable. Be prepared for extra energy.
-- Peter McWilliams




Community Action Partnership of Mid-Nebraska - Kearney County

30 Miles Away

Minden Community Service Office
Minden, NE 68959
(308) 832-1829

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Services:
COMMUNITY SERVICES COORDINATOR takes applications for Community Action Partnership of Mid-Nebraska programs and refers clients to other services and agencies in the community.

LIMITED FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE provided to prevent rent eviction, mortgage foreclosure or utility disconnection; may also assist with rent or utility deposit, where appropriate First apply for assistance at the Nebraska Dept. of Health & Human Services, www.accessnebraska.ne.gov for an eligibility determination and referrals to community agencies with Letter of Eligibility, then schedule an appointment with Mid's Community Service Coordinator at 308-832-1829 or 308-865-5680 to apply for assistance.

THE CLOSET is a thrift store located at 341 E. 4th Street, Minden, 308-832-1221, open Mon-Fri 10 am-5 pm and Sat 10 am-3 pm; a redistribution center for gently-used clothing and small household goods; on-going bag sales; clothing vouchers available from Mid's Community Services Coordinator for those unable to leave a cash donation; no residence requirement to shop - everyone is welcome

FOOD PANTRY provides emergency food assistance, personal care items and diapers by appointment up to 4 times a year - only for Kearney County residents.

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT offers assistance for start-up and expansion of opportunities providing part time or full time employment Services include research and assistance writing business plans; business loans in amounts of $100 to $5,000; individual and group pre-business training; and technical assistance for existing small business For more information please call 308-865-5675.

R.Y.D.E. - Reach Your Destination Easily provides public transportation for low cost fares; vehicles are equipped with wheelchair lifts (see separate listing)

WEATHERIZATION PROGRAM offers insulation, sealing of direct air penetrations and energy efficiency measures for renters (with landlord's signed approval) and owners of owner-occupied homes; income may be up to 150% of federal poverty guidelines (3 months income verification required with application) Please call 308-832-1829 or 308-865-5680.

HEAD START center based program

COMMODITY SUPPLEMENTAL FOOD PROGRAM for pregnant or postpartum women, children under the age of six years (185% of poverty level or Kids Connection eligible), and adults age 60 years and older (130% of poverty level), for a package of canned meats, fruits, vegetables and dry goods every other month Please call 308-832-1829 or 308-865-5680.

CHRISTMAS PROGRAM for Kearney County residents: Caring Tree enrollment is the last two weeks of October through the first week of December for children ages 14 and under - income eligibility up to 130% Christmas dinner baskets are provided by Kearney County Goodfellows - income eligibility up to 130%

THANKSGIVING pantries available to very low income households Please call 308-832-1829.

BABY ITEMS available - please call 308-832-1829.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES assistance program - please call 308-832-1829.

READING IS FUNDAMENTAL program allows the community to donate funds to purchase books, which are then distributed at community events - please call 308-832-1829.

C.A.R.E. offering Love & Logic parenting classes, Happy Bear - child abuse prevention education to young children, I'm In Charge - latch-key children education program, Bullying prevention education program, plus Cooperative Parenting in Divorce classes Please call CARE coordinator at 308-865-5675 for scheduling and more information.

WIC (1-877-803-1712), a supplemental nutrition education program which provides health referrals, breast feeding promotions and nutritious free foods to income eligible pregnant, breast feeding or postpartum women, infants and children up to age five; must meet income guidelines (185% poverty level or Kids Connection eligible).

WELL CHILD CLINIC offering physical exams, immunizations, school physicals, development, hearing, vision, and lead screenings to families regardless of income for a fee or Medicaid reimbursement - please call 308-865-5675 to schedule an appointment.

IMMUNIZATIONS are provided to children by appointment only; no income guidelines apply; administration fee - please call 308-865-5675 to schedule an appointment.

INCOME TAX PREPARATION (VITA) assistance February 1st through April 15th - for an appointment in Minden please call 402-290-9763.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES through the RSVP program - please call 308-856-5675.

Hours:
By appointment, Mon or Fri



The manager has his eye on the bottom line; the leader has his eye on the horizon.
-- Warren Bennis




Central Nebraska Community Services - Loup City

34 Miles Away

626 N Street
Loup City, NE 68853
(308) 745-0780

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Services:
EMERGENCY FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE for disconnect notices for electricity and gas or eviction notices, first month's rent or deposit assistance

THRIVES (Transitional Housing for Rural Independence, Viability and Economic Stability) provides transitional housing for individuals and families for up to 24 months

HOPE (Hope Offers People Empowerment) provides personal counseling and support to help with financial and emotional needs, as well as building goals for the future

COMMODITY SUPPLEMENTAL FOOD PROGRAM (CSFP) provides monthly food packages for income eligible pregnant women, children under the age of six years, and those 60 years and older

FOOD PANTRY offers donated food, household items, and personal items, including diapers

See Administration Office listing for:
Child Safety Seat Inspections
Early Childhood Programs
Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing
Housing Programs
Immunizations
Rural Business financing
Weatherization

Hours:
Mon-Fri 8 am-4:30 pm



You are the music while the music lasts.
-- T S Elliot




Cozad Emergency Action Food Pantry

38 Miles Away

105 East Highway 30
Cozad, NE 69130
(308) 784-4545

Services:
FOOD PANTRY provides food for approximately two months; can access 6 times a year or when in need

Hours:
Mon, Wed, Fri 1 pm-5 pm



In the great mass of our people there are plenty individuals of intelligence from among whom leadership can be recruited.
-- Herbert Clark Hoover




Central Nebraska Community Services - Broken Bow

43 Miles Away

924 East South E Street
Broken Bow, NE 68822
(308) 872-6013

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Services:
EMERGENCY FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE for disconnect notices for electricity and gas or eviction notices, first month's rent or deposit assistance

THRIVES (Transitional Housing for Rural Independence, Viability and Economic Stability) provides transitional housing for individuals and families for up to 24 months

HOPE Case Management offers personal counseling and support to help with financial and emotional needs, as well as building goals for the future

COMMODITY SUPPLEMENTAL FOOD PROGRAM (CSFP) provides monthly food packages for income eligible pregnant women, children under the age of six years, and those 60 years and older

See Administration Office listing for:
Child Safety Seat Inspections
Early Childhood Programs
Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing
Housing Programs
Immunizations
Rural Business financing
Weatherization

Hours:
Tue 9:30 am-3:30 pm; listen to message for additional instructions



Back of ninety-nine out of one-hundred assertions that a thing cannot be done is nothing, but the unwillingness to do it.
-- William Feather