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Filling Stomachs, Fueling Minds and Spirits

Filling Stomachs, Fueling Spirits

Our food programs provide nutritious meals that address
food insecurity in the Omaha metro year-round.

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More than 16 percent of individuals in the Omaha metro and 1 in 5 children are food insecure, meaning they may not know where their next meal will come from.

That's why we provide thousands of meals and grocery orders to our hungry neighbors and combat food insecurity in our metropolitan area.

Do we keep the lights on? Or do we pay our rent? Or do we buy groceries?

These are real choices people in our own community are forced to make every day. Parents often skip meals so their children can eat. Kids often go hungry during the summer when they don't have access to free or reduced lunches. We address these very real scenarios by providing a food pantry stocked with fresh and nonperishable goods as well as mobile food distribution services and meal programs that serve healthy lunches and dinners across the metro.


The Salvation Army of Omaha helps feed the hungry through:

Food pantry

The food pantry at the Burrows Center fills approximately 11,000 grocery orders each year. Clients have low to no income, and many are homeless or at risk of being homeless. The pantry offers nonperishable items, baked goods and fresh fruits and vegetables, ensuring that individuals and families can gather around their tables for a nutritious meal rather than go to bed with an empty stomach.

Meal programs

The North Community Care Kitchen, the Dora Bingel Center and the Kroc Community Feeding Program serve free or very low-cost meals to low-income and homeless individuals, families and older adults. These meal programs meet a great need in the Omaha metro for those struggling with a lack of food while also offering respite for many who might not otherwise have a chance to rest or connect with others.

Mobile food distribution

With more than 40 percent of Nebraska children receiving free or reduced school lunches, the summer months are especially difficult for kids and their families who are at risk for hunger. To address this need, we partner with Food Bank for the Heartland to offer Kids Cruisin' Kitchen, a summer mobile lunch program that distributes nutritious lunches to school-aged children who might otherwise go hungry when they don't have access to school lunches.

Because the homeless and hungry are especially vulnerable during the harsh winter months, the Winter Night Watch mobile food distribution makes multiple stops at areas where the homeless congregate. Between December and March every year, we distribute approximately 14,000 hot meals those in need across the Omaha metro.


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More than 16 percent of Omaha residents are food insecure.

A donation to The Salvation Army feeds hungry children and adults in the Omaha metro.

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Frigid winter nights are particularly dangerous for the homeless.

A donation to The Salvation Army provides meals and warm clothing to the homeless and near-homeless through our Winter Night Watch program.

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More than 40 percent of Nebraska children receive free or reduced lunch.

A donation to The Salvation Army supports Kids Cruisin' Kitchen, which feeds children at risk for hunger during the summer months.

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