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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2,345 families received food at the Center in April 2022. You can help keep our community fed through tough times now and for years to come. Make a donation to the Center through Give to Lincoln today.

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In 2021, we distributed food to 56% more families than in 2019, before the pandemic. 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 733 babies in April 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. Make a gift to the Center through Give to Lincoln today.

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Recent News

Jun 22
The Board of Directors of the Center for People in Need is pleased to announce Macala Carter as the...
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May 19
More than 5,400 families received food from the Center for People in Need last year. The Center...
May 6
The Center for People in Need in Lincoln received almost $600,000 to launch a local Google Career...
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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
shana, eric and family

I never thought that I could communicate as I do now. I am stronger than I thought, and I discovered all of my strengths through the ELL classes. At the Center, everybody can learn English, computers and more. Thank you.

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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

Diapers are expensive, and our little guy goes through a LOT of them. Being able to get some diapers from the Center every month really helps. Thank you.

Ron and Sarah, diaper clients View All Testimonials
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This year has been rough. First, we all got COVID. A short while later, Suz had to stay home with Connor for a 14-day quarantine. She didn't have a full paycheck for two months, so we started visiting the Center occasionally for food. When Ethan got an ear infection, Suz's boss let her go—too much time off, they said. Now we visit the Center regularly for food and diapers.

Tony and Suzanne, food and diaper clients View All Testimonials
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