Drive-thru distributions Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Tuesdays 3 to 5 p.m.
Office Hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. - we are not currently open to visitors.
As the need in our community increases, so do waiting lines for our drive-thru distributions of food and diapers. Here are a few tips to help you avoid waiting:
Do not arrive early to distribution. There's no difference between the distribution folks receive at the beginning of the day and the end. Arriving early just guarantees you'll have to wait.
Consider attending at 10:30 a.m. or later. We generally have traffic flowing pretty well by then.
Don't arrive at the last minute. There's always a little rush right before we close.
Avoid Tuesdays, if possible. Tuesdays are our busiest day. If you can attend distribution on another day, please do so.
When there’s a waiting line, please follow traffic flow outlined at cfpin.org/drive-thru. We appreciate your patience as we work to keep our community fed and its youngest residents diapered.
We regret to inform you that Toyland will not take place this year. The risk of COVID-19 is too high. Several area nonprofits are still hosting their holiday events. Check with KFOR Operation Santa Claus, the Salvation Army, and People's City Mission. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope you have a safe and wonderful holiday season.
We will be closed Dec. 24-25 and Jan. 1. Please plan your visits to the Center for food and/or diapers accordingly. Thank you.
Getting the flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself from the flu. Get your free flu shot from the Lincoln Lancaster County Health Department at the Center (3901 N. 27th Street at Door 3) on Dec. 16th from 5-7 p.m. No appointment necessary. For more info, call the Lincoln Lancaster County Health Department at 402.441.8065.
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!
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.
The City of Lincoln is maintaining a list of both prevention information and sources of assistance. If your needs go beyond food and diapers, please visit covid19.lincoln.ne.gov and click "Resident Resources" for information on getting help with basic needs, housing, unemployment, utilities, healthcare, behavioral health, domestic violence, discrimination and legal matters.
Scammers around the country ramp up their efforts to trick people out of money or steal identities during the holidays. Protect yourself! If you suspect a call or text you receive is a scam, hang up or delete the text without responding. Remember, when in doubt, don't give it out.
Visit consumer.ftc.gov for more info on protecting yourself from scams.
For a list of companies currently hiring in Lincoln along with information about the positions, visit lcoc.com/job-postings!
For one-on-one coaching and career planning, resume building, interview preparation and assistance using NEworks.nebraska.gov to connect with employers, email NDOL.NEres@nebraska.gov and include your location.
Dec. 16, 5-7 p.m.: Flu Vaccination Clinic at the Center No appointment needed!
Dec. 24-25: Center closed for Christmas
Jan. 1, 2021: Center closed for New Year’s Day