Food & Basic Needs

Hotline: Basic Needs

211 Resource Hotline | Heartland United Way

call 2-1-1 or 402-444-6666

The 211 call center and database helps connect residents to: Utility Assistance, Rent Assistance, Food Pantries, Shelter and Housing Services, Clothing, Abuse Prevention, Behavioral Health Services, Support Groups, Senior Services, Transportation, Disaster Services, Government Shutdown Support, Legal Services, Health Care Services, Family Support, Financial Assistance and Education

Food: Pantry

Nebraska City Food Pantry C/O First United Methodist Church

1023 1st Ave, Nebraska City, NE 68410, USA


Keitha Thomson

First and third Mondays each month, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Volunteers are currently bringing bags of food & hygiene items outside for curb-side pickup, observing physical distancing practices. To arrange an appointment for emergency needs, call the Church Office 402-873-3821.

Food: Pantry

Lincoln Food Bank Truck

121 N Steinhart Park Rd, Nebraska City, NE 68410


Third Friday of the month at Noon. Curb-side pickup at Steinhart Park. No income guidelines. No names are shared. No questions asked.

Basic Needs

Nebraska City Ministerial Association

917 Wildwood Ln, Nebraska City, NE 68410, USA

402-874-9638 or 402-209-0656

Dorothy Royal

The ministerial association is comprised of community clergy who are interested in helping people. To distribute faith and love in Nebraska City and to help financially through vouchers and energy assistance.

Basic Needs & Food Pantry

SENCA (Southeast Nebraska Community Action

111 N 11th St, Nebraska City, NE 68410, USA


Carol Aufenkamp

SENCA's Otoe County Outreach is available to assist qualifying residents who are experiencing an emergency situation in areas such as rent, utilities and food insecurity. SENCA provides one-on-one holistic support by trained staff and can refer individuals to other in-house programs such as: job skills, weatherization, homebuyer education, down-payment assistance, owner-occupied rehab, radon mitigation, head start and court appointed special advocates (CASA).

Basic Needs

The Knights of Columbus

218 N 6th St, Nebraska City, NE 68410, USA


The Knights of Columbus, a men's group of St. Mary's Catholic Church, were formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works.

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