Client Update: April 2021

Client Update
Thursday, April 1

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Drive-thru distributions Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Tuesdays 4 to 6 p.m.

Office Hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. - we are not currently open to visitors.

 

Tuesday evenings 4 to 6 p.m. again

Drive-thru career fair at Gateway Mall on April 22

COVID-19 emergency rent and utility assistance

Help us help you (and keep our funding)!

COVID-19 vaccine registration

Free COVID-19 testing

SNAP bill LB108 prioritized - we need your story!

SNAP and WIC food programs

English Language Learning classes resume at the Center

NeighborLNK connects the homebound with volunteers

Help coping during a pandemic

Dates to remember

 

Tuesday evenings 4 to 6 p.m. again

This Tuesday (April 6), evening distributions will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. again! We appreciate your patience through the low-light winter months.

 

Drive-thru career fair at Gateway Mall on April 22

Drive up and receive a bag of job information from Lincoln companies who are hiring NOW! Areas of employment include manufacturing, office, construction, healthcare, youth summer jobs and more. Some are hiring entry-level positions with no experience required and others have positions for candidates with several years experience. To get your bag of information, visit the Sears parking lot at Gateway Mall on April 22 between noon and 7 p.m.

For a list of companies currently hiring in Lincoln and information about the available positions, visit lcoc.com/job-postings.

For one-on-one career coaching, planning and assistance using NEworks.nebraska.gov, email NDOL.NEres@nebraska.gov.

 

COVID-19 emergency rent and utility assistance

If the pandemic has prevented you from paying for housing and utilities, financial assistance from the City of Lincoln may be available to you. Money to pay for gas, electricity, water and rent is available now to those who qualify. These funds do not have to be repaid. To qualify, you must meet income guidelines, and the need must be a result of COVID-19.

For more information, visit covid19.lincoln.ne.gov and click "Resident Resources" or call 402.413.2085.

For help with other needs, the city is maintaining a list of both prevention information and sources of assistance. If your needs go beyond food and diapers, visit covid19.lincoln.ne.gov and click "Resident Resources."

 

Help us help you (and keep our funding)!

We need your feedback! We rely on government grants to provide major funding for our food distributions. Those funders would like to know how our distributions are impacting you and your family. Please take 2 minutes to complete a 4-question survey for our grant-reporting requirements. Visit surveymonkey.com/r/centerimpact.

 

COVID-19 vaccine registration

Register for a COVID-19 vaccine! Vaccination is essential to reducing COVID-19 infection and death. And it's essential in our return to "normalcy." Visit vaccinate.ne.gov to register for your vaccine today!

 

Free COVID-19 testing

Continued COVID-19 testing is integral to stopping the spread and preventing another surge. Visit CHIHealth.com or TestNebraska.com for a free risk assessment. Free testing is also available at three Bryan Urgent Care locations. Call 402.481.6343 for current wait times and more information.

 

SNAP bill LB108 prioritized - we need your story!

  • Have you ever lost some or all of your SNAP benefits after taking a raise at work?
  • Have you been afraid to look for better jobs because you could lose your SNAP benefits?
  • Have you ever passed on a raise or promotion at work to keep your SNAP benefits?

If you answered "yes" to any of those questions, you may have experienced the SNAP Cliff Effect. Your story matters. The NE Legislature is considering passing LB108, which would fix the Cliff Effect. To help this legislation pass, Nebraska Appleseed needs your stories. Contact Megan Hamann at mhamann@neappleseed.org or 402.438.8853 to help.


SNAP and WIC food program with Double Up Food Bucks

If you’re having trouble making ends meet, consider applying for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as food stamps). To see if you’re eligible, contact Salim at 402.476.4357 x105.

WIC is a special nutrition program specifically for pregnant and breastfeeding women and families with children younger than 5 years old. For more information, visit dhhs.ne.gov/pages/wic-about.aspx or call Family Service WIC (remote services through September) at 402.441.8655 or Lincoln Lancaster County WIC at 402.441.8000.

Don’t forget you can double your food dollars.
Get free fresh fruits and vegetables with your EBT card with Double Up Food Bucks. For details, visit
https://food.unl.edu/DoubleUp!

 

English Language Learning classes resume at the Center

We offer three levels of FREE English Language Learning classes for anyone for which English is not their primary language. New students are tested to identify their skill level. They’re placed in a class according to their abilities and progress through the program at their own pace. Our instructors are highly skilled and dedicated to teaching English and basic American culture. Classes are held Monday through Friday from 9 to 11 a.m. For more information or to sign-up, call Steve Sheridan at 402.473.3017 or email info@cfpin.org.

Preventative measures have been put in place to reduce the risk of COVID-19, including social distancing, face mask requirements, and daily wellness screenings.

 

NeighborLNK connects the homebound with volunteers

This program is designed to help keep homebound residents healthy, connected and independent during the isolation required by this crisis, as well as to cultivate friendships that could last beyond the pandemic.

NeighborLNK volunteers will run errands for the participants and offer companionship through phone or video calls. COVID-19 prevention measures will be followed and volunteers will not enter participants' homes. If you're interested in participating or volunteering, visit lincoln.ne.gov keyword NeighborLNK or call 402.441.7575.

 

Help coping during a pandemic

The Nebraska Strong Recovery Project is an outreach program to provide community-based counseling and identify unmet needs in Nebraska during the pandemic. Call 800.464.0258 or 888.866.8660 for immediate needs, constructive assistance, public information, connections to social supports, and physical/emotional support.

 

Dates to remember

April 6: Tuesday evening distribution returns to 4 to 6 p.m.

April 22: Drive-thru career fair at Gateway Mall from noon to 7 p.m.

May 31: Center closed for Memorial Day (no distribution)

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Lincoln Community Foundation
Lincoln Police Union
NE Presbyterian Foundation
Nebraska Total Care
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Viking Foundation of Lincoln
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