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Give to Lincoln Day

Give to Lincoln Day

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Give to Lincoln is Here

Every donation makes a bigger impact on Give to Lincoln Day because nonprofits get a proportional share of a $500,000 match fund made possible by Lincoln Community Foundation and generous sponsors. In other words, your gift will help even more families facing hunger right here in our community. Donations made between May 1 and May 25 are eligible for matching funds.

We Need Your Help

For nine years, your support through Give to Lincoln Day has provided more than 3.8 million meals for neighbors like Michelle and Mary Jo.

I work two jobs and even with cutting my expenses, it is not enough to make ends meet, especially when raising kids. Without this valuable resource, I am not sure what my family would do.

Thank you so much. If it hadn’t been for you [donors], we wouldn’t be here—we literally would have not made it. I’m so grateful it’s [the Food Bank] there.

But with nearly 60,000 neighbors in Southeast Nebraska still facing food insecurity, including nearly 39,000 in Lancaster County alone, our work isn’t done.

Your gift through Give to Lincoln will go a long way toward providing hope, relief and a little boost for Nebraskans in need. For every $1 donated, the Food Bank of Lincoln can provide approximately three meals.

We are Raising Our Response to Hunger

Even before the pandemic disproportionately impacted our kids, families and folks who are struggling, Southeast Nebraska’s needs had outgrown our present facility. The pandemic magnified this reality.

We’ve grown from connecting nearly one million meals in 1997 to connecting neighbors to 11.5 million meals in our 16-county service area last fiscal year.

We are Raising Our Response to Hunger with a capital campaign dedicated to hunger solutions. The new facility will enable us connect more people to meals, increase access to healthy food and shorten food lines through education and community stability.

If you would like your Give to Lincoln Day donation to support the capital campaign, please include “facility campaign” in the comments.

We are grateful.

Questions? Please contact John Mabry at jmabry@lincolnfoodbank.org or (402) 466-8170, ext. 110. Thank you!

Donation Options

There are four ways to make a gift for Give to Lincoln Day.

Online

Donations can be made at www.givetolincoln.com now through May 25. Online donations are strongly encouraged during the current coronavirus pandemic. Lincoln Community Foundation staff can accept an online gift over the phone between May 1 and May 25. Call (402) 474-2345 to make your gift with a credit card. Fee for online gifts is 2.9% from Firespring Foundation.

Checks

Donations may also be made via check and mailed to the address below. Gifts must be postmarked by May 18 to count toward the event, show on the leaderboard, and be eligible for the challenge match fund.

Lincoln Community Foundation
215 Centennial Mall S Ste 100
Lincoln, NE 68508

Donors can also drop off a check gift at any Lincoln West Gate Bank branch lobby or commercial drop box from May 1 through May 25.

Checks must be written to “Lincoln Community Foundation” with Food Bank of Lincoln in the memo line. Fee: also 2.9% to LCF for future nonprofit support.

Lincoln Community Foundation Donor Advised Fund

Those who have a donor advised fund administered by Lincoln Community Foundation may avoid all fees by recommending grants from their fund to participating nonprofits. When using a donor advised fund, there is a minimum $100 grant per nonprofit. Grant recommendations can be submitted through the My LCF Login at www.lcf.org, and are encouraged to be made before May 18.

Individual Retirement Account

Donors who are 70½ or older may make qualified charitable distributions from their Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) to charities participating in Give to Lincoln Day. For more information on this giving method, click here. Fee: also 2.9% to LCF for future nonprofit support.