Here to Help!

We help low-income families by providing the basic needs and educational opportunities needed to become financially independent.

Our services include food distributions, a diaper pantry, household goods distributions, emergency services, English language classes, educational opportunities, and employment training. We also advocate for legislation and policies that help people overcome obstacles and escape poverty.

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families received food from the Center in January 2021. You can help keep our community fed and babies diapered through this winter and beyond. Make a gift to the Center today.


new families signed up to receive food from the Center since mid-March 2020. If you're having trouble keeping food on the table, we can help with weekly distributions for you and your family.


babies received diapers from the Center in January 2021. You can make an immediate difference in the lives of children suffering diaper need, which is an insufficient supply of diapers. Make a donation today.


Recent News

Feb 24
The Center for People in Need is advising anyone who attended distributions held Monday, Feb. 22 and...
Jan 20
The Lincoln and Lancaster County Health Department has opened registration for the COVID-19 vaccine...
Dec 9
As COVID-19 infection rates have increased, so has the number of families seeking assistance from...
Dec 4
Download a PDF of the latest ClientUpdate. Drive-thru distributions Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m...

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I'm almost in tears. I can't afford to grocery shop. Every dollar for the rest of the year is basically already spent. ... I'm broke. I went to the Center ... I wasn't there more than five minutes, and I drove away with food. Thank you.

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Knowing we can come to the Center for food every week has been a godsend. Between that and the diapers we receive once a month - I feel like we might actually get through this OK. Thank you for everything.

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I was able to get a better job after taking the English classes at the Center. Thank you.

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I am so grateful for the Center. Without the help I received through their POP program, I wouldn't be a nurse today. Thank you.

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