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Food - Pantries

Community of Christ Thrift Store and Food Pantry - Council Bluffs

17 North 2nd, Council Bluffs - (712) 328-8122:  Food pantry available by appointment, Monday through Friday 9:00AM to 11:00AM.  Access to the pantry is limited to once every 30 days.

Countryside Community Church - Community Cupboard

8787 Pacific - 391-0350:  Food pantry held the first Saturday of every month.  Pantry is open from 10:00AM to 12:00PM.  The church staff recommends arriving by 9:00 as supplies are limited and lines form early in the morning.  Identification or a recent utility bill with a current Omaha address is required.

FaithWorks Pantry Place

4829 Oaks Lane - (402) 895-3394: Food pantry for low income families and those in need.  Available with photo id and proof of address once every 30 days.  The pantry is open every 3rd Wednesday of the month from 5PM - 7PM and every 4th Saturday of the month from 10AM - 12PM.

First Baptist Church - Council Bluffs

540 1st Avenue, Council Bluffs - Food pantry available Mondays and Tuesdays from 10AM to 12PM.

First Lutheran Church

542 South 31st Street - 345-7506:  Provides food to anyone in need. Pantry open from 1:00PM-2:30PM Monday through Friday.

First Presbyterian Church of Omaha - "Hand Up" Pantry

216 South 34th Street - (402) 345-5383: The “Hand Up” Pantry is a  mission program of First Presbyterian Church staffed by volunteers.  Those in need come to the church for bags of food on Thursdays from 3:30PM to 5:30PM.

Food Bank for the Heartland (Omaha Food Bank)

10525 J Street - 331-1213:  Provides food resources to a network of nonprofit agencies which then distribute the food to individuals and families in need. With the exception of a few programs, Food Bank for the Heartland does not distribute food directly to the public. The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) provides healthy meals to children age 18 and younger during the summer months. SFSP operates in Nebraska, Council Bluffs, and Carter Lake. Fresh produce stands are also available during the summer. Food distribution sites are listed on the Food Bank for the Heartland website.

Heart Ministry Center

2222 Binney Street - 451-2321:  Food pantry available Wednesday and Friday from 10:00AM-12:00PM. Photo ID, social security cards for each household member, and a recent piece of mail required for USDA commodities. Non-USDA commodities available for those without proper documentation. Individuals may receive pantry services once every 30 days.

Heartland Hope Mission

2021 U Street - (402) 733-1904:  The pantry is open Tuesday from 6:30PM-7:30PM and Thursday and Saturday from 1:30PM-4:00PM. Requires photo ID and some form of ID for each household member (SS card, birth certificate, school ID, Medicaid card, etc.).

BEGINNING MAY 1, 2016, Hours will be Tuesday from 6:30PM-7:30PM, Thursday from 1PM-4PM, and Saturday from 9:30AM-12PM.

Holy Family Catholic Church - Door Ministry

1715 Izard Street - 341-6561:  Food pantry available Monday through Thursday from 9:00AM - 12:00PM most weeks. Call for information.

Kountze Memorial Church

2650 Farnam Street - 341-7761:  Food pantry open Mondays from 10:00AM-1:00PM. If Monday is a national holiday or if OPS cancels classes due to weather, the pantry will be open the following Friday.

Living Hope United Methodist Church - Pearl Food Pantry

2319 Ogden Street - (402) 453-8623: Call for information.

Open Door Mission - Timberlake Outreach Center - King's Closet

2107 East Locust - (402) 829-1510: Timberlake Outreach Center - King's Closet - visit once every 30 days free clothing, toys, shoes, household, diapers & food pantries Walk-in Monday thru Saturday 10am – 5pm.

Our Savior's Lutheran Church-Council Bluffs

600 Bluff Street - (712) 322-6655: Food pantry available by appointment on Thursdays from 11:00AM to 3:00PM.  Pet food pantry also available.

Project Hope Food Pantry

4205 Boyd Street - 453-7649:  Food, some clothing, and personal care items. Requires a photo ID, social security cards for each household member, and a piece of mail with a current address. Individuals may receive food once every 30 days up to 6 times per year.

Salem Baptist Church

3131 Lake Street - (402) 505-9973: Call for information.

Southside Pantry-Council Bluffs

1919 South 10th Street - (712) 322-8122: Food pantry available by appointment, Wednesday and Friday 9:00AM to 11:00AM.

St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church

16701 S Street - (402) 896-9675: Provides food, household items, and personal care items to families in need of assistance.  Serves families within the parish boundaries and within the greater Omaha community.  Call for information.

The Salvation Army - Council Bluffs

715 North 16th Street, Council Bluffs - (712) 328-2088: Food pantry available Monday/Wednesday from 1:00PM to 3:30PM and Tuesday/Thursday from 9:00AM to 11:00AM.

The Salvation Army - Material Assistance & Seasonal Services (MASS)

3612 Cuming Street and 2825 Y Street - (402) 898-5860: The Material Assistance & Seasonal Services (MASS) program provides food, clothing, household items, prescription medications, emergency financial assistance, referral services, and more.  Photo identification, social security cards or birth certificates for all household members, and proof of residence are required.  Proof of income may be required for some programs.  The food pantry is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00AM to 11:00 AM and 1:00PM to 3:30PM at 3612 Cuming Street.  The food pantry at 2825 Y Street (Kroc Center) is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00AM to 11:00AM and 1:00PM to 3:30PM.  Assistance may be received once every 30 days.