Feeding America


The Food Bank of Lincoln holds a number of annual events to help raise food, money and awareness in our mission to alleviate hunger in Southeast Nebraska. Some of these events are listed below. Many special events present opportunities for you to volunteer or participate. Contact us if you’d like to help.

Upcoming Events

Empty Bowls 2020 Sponsorship Registration

Empty Bowls 2020: Tuesday, May 26, 11 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Embassy Suites, Lincoln The Food Bank’s signature event welcomes more than 1,000 Food Bank supporters to enjoy soup from 15 vendors and to take home a handcrafted stoneware bowl from Down Under Pottery Studio. The “empty bowls” are a reminder of the many bowls […]

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Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World at ConnectioN Point

January 14, 2020 - March 31, 2020

New classes for 2020 are starting soon! Part of our Bridges Out of Poverty program, Getting Ahead classes offer useful tools, practical advice and valuable communication strategies to help families get ahead, instead of simply get by. You’ll learn how to: Identify your strengths and build your future story. Work to build financial resources for […]

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Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World at Campbell Elementary

January 28, 2020 - March 3, 2020

New 5-Week Format!   Part of our Bridges Out of Poverty program, Getting Ahead classes offer useful tools, practical advice and valuable communication strategies to help families get ahead, instead of simply get by. Dinner for the family and childcare provided at no cost. You’ll learn how to: Identify your strengths and build your future […]

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Lincoln High Food Market Fundraiser

February 20, 2020

You are invited to join other Lincoln High alums and supporters to learn more about how YOU can help fight student hunger at Lincoln High.

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Past Events

Giving Tuesday 2019

December 3, 2019

Join the Food Bank of Lincoln in celebrating #GivingTuesday — a global day of giving back.

HyVee Reusable Bag Program

December 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019

Throughout the month of December, HyVee at 5020 North 27th Street in Lincoln will donate $1.00 to the Food Bank of Lincoln for every reusable bag purchased. Every bag purchased means three meals for hungry neighbors.

25th Annual Check Out Hunger and Holiday Food Drive

November 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019

During the months of November and December, area grocery store locations will feature Check Out Hunger pads in $1, $5 and $10 denominations at checkout stands.

Food Fight!: a student-powered food & fund drive

October 14, 2019 - November 1, 2019

Food Fight! is a three-week friendly competition between area schools with one goal to band together in the fight against hunger.

Whole Foods One Dime at at Time

October 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019

Attention Whole Foods shoppers! Between October 1 and December 31, bring your own bag when you shop and donate your 10-cent refund to Food Bank of Lincoln. Help alleviate hunger in Southeast Nebraska, one dime at a time.

Lincoln CAN 2019 Results

September 27, 2019 - October 5, 2019

Results from Lincoln CAN 2019 are still coming in. Take a look at the leader board!

Runza Feeds the Need

September 17, 2019

Giving back never tasted so good!

Dine Out to Help Out

September 11, 2019

Breakfast, lunch, dinner or all three!

Hunger Action Month

September 1, 2019 - September 30, 2019

September is Hunger Action Month – a month where people all over America stand together with Feeding America and the nationwide network of food banks to fight hunger.

Lincoln CAN 2019

September 1, 2019 - September 27, 2019

Join us for Lincoln CAN, a community wide food and funds drive benefitting the Food Bank of Lincoln.

Stronger Than Hunger

August 30, 2019 - November 29, 2019

Together, we know we can create lasting, impactful change in a meaningful way.

Campbell’s Grow and Share Produce Donations Program

June 17, 2019 - October 1, 2019

Campbell’s Nurseries and Garden Center, Inc. is partnering with the Food Bank of Lincoln once again to collect fresh produce for low-income families.

Camp Feed the Need 2019

June 14, 2019

The Food Bank of Lincoln welcomes junior volunteers to join us this summer for Camp Feed the Need.

Give to Lincoln Day 2019

May 30, 2019

For 24 hours, on Give to Lincoln Day, every donation given to local nonprofits is made bigger by matching funds.

17th Annual Empty Bowls Luncheon – SOLD OUT!

May 28, 2019

This event supports our programs, which allow us to feed the hungry citizens of our community and service area.

May 22, 2019

Metallica, All Within My Hands & Feeding America Partnering with 50+ Food Banks for annual day of service.

18th Annual Combat Hunger

May 18, 2019

We hope you can make time to drop by the Super Saver at 48th & “O” to drop off a donation of food or money which goes directly to the Food Bank of Lincoln to stock the shelves of the Veteran’s Food Pantry at the Lincoln VA Center.

27th Annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

May 11, 2019

Fill a bag (any bag will do!) with non-perishable, non-expired food and leave it by your mailbox.

BackPack Extra Mile Walk

April 27, 2019

The fun begins with a pre-Walk pep rally, announcements and recognition of top fundraising schools.

Family Skate Night 2019

April 20, 2019

5:15-7:15 pm
John Breslow Ice Hockey Center
$5 per person for ice skating, skates, pizza, cookies, face painting, balloon hats and more!

Bagels at the Bank

March 30, 2019

9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
4840 Doris Bair Circle, Suite A

Important Commodities Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) Information

January 25, 2019 - March 31, 2019

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services has identified the Food Bank of Lincoln as the administrator for the federal Commodities Supplemental Food Program in the Lincoln area.

Inclement weather policy

It is our policy that when Lincoln Public Schools close due to severe weather, we also close. This means there will be no mobile food distributions, no partner agency pick ups, and no food donation collections. No volunteers should report. Please stay safe at home. Information about Food Bank closings are also shared on our 24-hour […]

Weather Closures & Cancellations

Due to inclement weather, the Food Bank offices are closed and activity is canceled on Friday (Jan.17). Mobile Food Distributions on Saturday (Jan.18) are also canceled.

2020 LPS Extra Mile Walk Sponsorship Registration

LPS Extra Mile Walk: Saturday, April 25, 2020 Started in 2008 to help raise funds to ensure children and families eligible for the Free or Reduced School Lunch Programs have food to eat during the weekend. By supporting the walk through your sponsorship, you are taking the first step toward fighting hunger in our community. […]

Wells Fargo Holiday Drive

The holidays can be a tough time for 57,960 Nebraskans facing food insecurity. Wells Fargo is teaming up with Feeding America to help us alleviate hunger in southeast Nebraska. Wells Fargo will match individual donations up to $5,000.00 per donor. Donate online or at your local ATM. You can also bring nonperishable food items to […]