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Food Bank Programs

The Food Bank of Lincoln helps out in many different ways and through numerous programs listed below.


BackPack Program


BackPack Program The BackPack Program provides food-filled backpacks to students in need of food over the weekend.
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Housewarming Project


HouseWarming Project The Housewarming Project helps people moving out of shelters into their own households to shop for groceries.
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LPS Emergency Pantry


Lincoln Public Schools In response to the high need of hungry students and their families, the Food Bank in cooperation with Leadership Lincoln and Lincoln Public Schools opened the LPS Emergency Pantry.
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Neighborhood Food Program


Neighborhood Food Program The Food Bank works with the Center for People in Need to sponsor mobile pantries at four sites per week in Lincoln.
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Pre-packed Bag Distribution


Pre-Packed Bag Distribution The Food Bank delivers bags of grocery staples to Community Action Programs in underserved counties on a monthly basis. The bags are made up primarily of government commodity vegetables, fruits, proteins, cereals and juices, which can be quickly and easily distributed to families by program staff, which are struggling to meet increasing requests for assistance in this difficult economy.

Bag distribution to:
  • Lincoln Action Program of Saunders County
  • Southeast Nebraska Community Action of Richardson and Nemaha Counties
  • Blue Valley Community Action of Jefferson, Fillmore, Thayer, Butler, Polk, and Saline Counties

Mobile Pantries


Mobile Pantries The Food Bank of Lincoln cooperates with member agencies from all over to sponsor mobile pantries at local sites.
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SNAP Program


SNAP Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), provides about 46 million Americans in about 22 million low-income homes with debit cards to buy food each month.
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In 2013, 1,405 unduplicated volunteers donated 58,848 hours of their time to the Food Bank of Lincoln.
Need Help?

For any questions on volunteering, please call Corrine Gernhart:

402-466-8170 ext. 121

Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm

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