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Community Resources

Education - Vocational

Cross Training Center

4256 Redman Ave - 590-2100: A non-profit Christian organization whose goal is to provide life skills, vocational training and job experience for disadvantaged and undereducated men and women.  We help those who have been homeless, incarcerated and living in poverty to become self-sufficient and successful in the home, the workplace and the community.  www.crosstc.com

Food - Government Assistance

Commodity Supplemental Food Program

Managed by Eastern Nebraska Community Action Partnership - 2406 Fowler Ave - (402) 453-5656 or 1908 Hancock, Bellevue - (402) 292-2961: Supplemental food packages available for women who are pregnant, nursing, or have given birth within the last 12 months, infants up to age 1, children up to 6 years of age, and seniors age 60 and older.  Food is available with proof of income, verification of birth, pregnancy, and/or age, and proof of residence.  Individuals receiveing benefit from WIC are not eligible.  http://www.encapomaha.org/What_We_Do/Nutrition_Services/

Food Bank for the Heartland (Omaha Food Bank)

10525 J Street - 855-444-5556 (SNAP Assistance Hotline):  Provides SNAP Outreach Specialists who offer assistance with applications for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. www.omahafoodbank.org

Iowa Department of Human Services - Food Assistance (Pottawattamie County)

Pottawattamie County Office 417 East Kanesville Blvd., Council Bluffs - (712) 328-5661: The Food Assistance Program helps low income families and individuals in Iowa purchase food.  Applications for assistance can be made online at www.oasis.iowa.gov or in person at your county Department of Human Service office.

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services - Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Formerly Food Stamps)

1313 Farnam Street, 2nd Floor - (402) 595-2880: The federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program helps low-income people buy food.  Applications can be completed at county DHHS offices or online at www.accessnebraska.ne.gov

Food - Holiday Meals and Assistance Programs

Bellevue Human Services - Holiday Assistance

204 West Mission Avenue - (402) 293-3138 or (402) 682-6602: Emergency assistance for Bellevue residents. Programs include emergency financial assistance, food pantry, specialized transportation, holiday assistance, and information and referrals. Specific criteria apply for each form of assistance. Call for information. https://www.bellevue.net/departments/human-services/overview

First Lutheran Church

542 South 31st Street - 345-7506:  Christmas food baskets for low income families and individuals in the Greater Omaha area. www.firstlutheranomaha.org/outreach

Heart Ministry Center

2222 Binney Street - 451-2321:  Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets and gifts for families nominated by Omaha Public Schools counselors or Sacred Heart School. The center is also a distribution site for the Marine Corp Toys for Tots program. www.heartministrycenter.org

Open Door Mission - Timberlake Outreach Center

2107 East Locust - (402) 422-1111 extension 1517: Offers seasonal preventive programs including Back to School Bash, Great Thanksgiving Banquet, Turkey 'N Fixins, Super Duper Give Away and Project Santa.  www.opendoormission.org

The Salvation Army - Material Assistance & Seasonal Services (MASS)
3612 Cuming Street - (402) 898-5860: The Material Assistance & Seasonal Services (MASS) program provides Thanksgiving meal deliveries and Christmas programs including Adopt-a-Family and Toyland.  www.givesalvationarmy.org

Food - Meals

Broadway Christian Church-Council Bluffs

2658 Avenue A, Council Bluffs - (712) 323-7741: Free hot, home-cooked meals on Wednesday evenings. Call for information. www.bcccb.org

Heart Ministry Center-Sack Lunch Program

2222 Binney Street - 451-2321:  Provides sack lunches with a sandwich, 2 snacks, and a bottled water Monday-Friday from 11:00AM-12:00PM. There are no requirements to receive a lunch other than being present. www.heartministrycenter.org

Holy Family Catholic Church - Door Ministry

1715 Izard Street - 341-6561: Sandwiches and packed lunches are given out Sunday through Thursday.  Call for information. www.holyfamilyomaha.org

 

MOHM'S Place - Council Bluffs

1435 North 15th Street, Council Bluffs - (712) 256-3940: Meals provided nightly to anyone who is hungry from 5:00PM to 6:30PM.  Continental breakfast also available from 8:00AM to 9:00PM.  www.mohmsplace.org

Open Door Mission - Hot Lunch

2705 North 20th Street East - (402) 829-1521: Hot lunch served Monday through Friday.  Call for current time schedule.  www.opendoormission.org

Siena/Francis House - Meal Provider Program

1702 Nicholas Street - (402) 341-1821: Provides daily meals to those in need including breakfast, brunch on Sundays and major holidays, mi-day lunch and snacks, and evening dinner.  www.sienafrancis.org

Food - Pantries

Bellevue Human Services - Food Pantry

204 West Mission Avenue - (402) 293-3138 or (402) 682-6602: Emergency assistance for Bellevue residents. Programs include emergency financial assistance, food pantry, specialized transportation, holiday assistance, and information and referrals. Specific criteria apply for each form of assistance. Call for information. https://www.bellevue.net/departments/human-services/overview

Benson Baptist Church

6319 Maple Street - 551-1512: Call for dates and times. www.omahabbc.com

Care and Share House-Food Pantry

1808 5th Avenue and 600 South Main Street, Council Bluffs - 712-323-4889:  Food pantry available to anyone who has not received help from a Council Bluffs food pantry in the last 30 days. The 5th Avenue location is open Monday 9:30AM-12:00PM and Thursday 9:00AM-12:00PM. The Main Street location is open Monday and Wednesday 5:30PM-7:30PM. Appointments are accepted, but walk-ins are welcome. www.fifthavenueumc.come/CareandShare

Catholic Charities - Juan Diego Center and St. Martin de Porres
St. Martin de Porres: 2111 Emmet St. - (402) 453-6363 (every 30 days)
Juan Diego Center: 5211 S 31st St. - (402) 731-5413 (every 60 days)

Emergency food pantries. REQUIREMENTS as of 2/16/2017: Social Security Card for all household members, photo ID, mail in your name postmarked in the last 30 days (no PO boxes). www.ccomaha.org

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