Coronavirus Planning and Preparation updated 4/22
Information for Clients
Changes at the Center
EDIT 3/22: Drive-thru distribution! For details, visit https://www.cfpin.org/vnews/display.v/ART/5e72d436bae68.
EDIT 3/18: Starting tomorrow, we are closing our lobby to reduce the number of face-to-face interactions between clients and staff as much as possible. We do not take this decision lightly, but we feel it is an important step in preventing the spread of COVID-19. We still have staff available to help over the phone, via email or online - call 402.476.4357, email firstname.lastname@example.org or message us on Facebook.
New Hours for Distribution at CFPIN
Mondays: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tuesdays: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m.
Wednesdays: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Thursdays: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Fridays: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Food distribution will be limited to 1 visit per week. The amount of food distributed will be increased to make up for fewer visits. Diapers will be distributed throughout the week, not just Tuesdays. Please consider visiting the Center at a distribution time not previously available.
EDIT 4/22: Neighborhood Food Distributions
The Center and Food Bank of Lincoln are dedicated to serving everyone through this national emergency. To conserve resources and keep everyone safe, we are centralizing the Neighborhood Food distributions.
Beginning May 1, distributions at F Street Community Center, Fourth Presbyterian Church, Oak Lake Church and The Bay will be served at the Center's facility at 3901 N. 27th Street during normal drive-thru distribution hours: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday and 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays.
We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause. If you cannot attend distribution at the Center, services are still available from other Food Bank partner organizations.
Please, donate here. Food insecurity doesn't go away during an emergency, and we anticipate an increase in need as the economic effects of this pandemic hit our community. Many families depend on the Center to have adequate food at home, and we will continue to serve our community as long as possible during this national emergency.
Note: We have not and will not ask volunteers to call or go door-to-door asking for donations.
EDIT 3/30: Volunteering
While we truly appreciate the dedication and support of our volunteers, we can no longer accept your assistance. The best way to assist our efforts at this time is to make a monetary donation, if you are able. Thank you. We look forward to welcoming you back when the threat of COVID-19 has passed. You will be missed.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
If you're having trouble making ends meet, consider applying for SNAP (formerly known as food stamps). To see if you're eligible,
- Call the Center and speak with Salim Merza at 402.476.4357 x105 or email email@example.com.
- Speak with a coordinator at the SNAP Outreach Program in Nebraska.
- Apply online directly at ACCESSNebraska.
General COVID-19 Information
If you have questions or concerns, please contact us at 402.476.4357 or firstname.lastname@example.org.