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, Lincoln's first Diaper Bank, 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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2,859 families received food at the Center in September 2022. You can help keep our community fed through tough times now and for years to come. Make a gift today.

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More than 1,700 families receive assistance at the Center each week. If you're having trouble buying food or diapers, we can help with weekly and monthly distributions for you and your family.

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The Center distributed diapers to 934 babies in August 2022. You can make an immediate difference in the lives of young children who don't have enough diapers to stay clean, dry and healthy. Donate to the Center today.

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Recent News

Nov 9
Alicia Phillips is one of our staff here at the Center for People in Need in our Opening Doors...
Nov 7
Every child should have something under the tree this holiday season, and that’s why 10/11 Cares is...
Nov 1
POP scholarship recipient Tara Farley is set to graduate from Southeast Community College in...
Oct 21
Announcing 2022 holiday special events Free health screenings, Nov. 14 Nebraska Homeowner Assistance...
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Upcoming Events

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The POP scholarship program helped me earn my associate's degree. Now I'm a radiology tech. I have a cool job, a steady paycheck and benefits. Thank you!

Sheila, POP scholarship recipient View All Testimonials
radiology tech, sheila

Shana and Eric both worked multiple jobs to support their small family. But now, with rising prices, they can't afford to buy enough food for their family. "It was hard to admit we needed help, but the Center made it easy to get food and diapers," said Shana.

Now, the family gets regular distributions of food and diapers, and Shana is pursuing an associate's degree through the POP scholarship program. She and Eric are both looking forward to the stability that will come with her new career. Thank you.

Shana and Eric, food and diaper clients, POP scholarship recipient View All Testimonials
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Emma's parents couldn't afford much. It had been a tough year, and they were barely making rent. They visited the Center's Toyland event and picked out a stuffed animal for Emma. She named him "Pickles" and takes him everywhere. Thank you.

Emma, Toyland gift recipient View All Testimonials
Emma and Pickles

On our fixed income, it's been difficult to buy enough food for healthy meals lately. We come to the Center a couple of times a month to make sure we have enough food. Thank you.

George and Kathy, food clients View All Testimonials
george and kathy

Thanks to the POP scholarship program, I went from scraping by to providing a good life for my son, Xavier. My new career as a surgical tech has steady hours, a good salary, paid time off and full benefits. I finally caught up on past-due bills, and I'm working on saving money and improving my credit so I can buy a house with a yard for Xavier.Thank you.

Zach, POP scholarship recipient View All Testimonials
Zach and his son Xavier