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Nourish Program

Food Access

Together's Nourish Program increases food access by offering a nutritious Choice Food Pantry where community members can pick out their own food, just like a grocery store. The choice food pantry is a free service to any individuals experiencing food insecurity. Through a collaboration with donors, grants, and community partners, the Choice Food Pantry is replenished daily with fresh produce, meats, dairy, and shelf items. The current hours, as of March 1, 2021 for the Choice Food Pantry hours are Monday - Friday from 10:00am - 2:00pm. Due to COVID-19, pantry pick up will be in the lobby at Together. 

 

Promoting Health

The Nourish promotes health by collaborating with community corporations, colleges and nonprofits to provide community cooking and nutrition/wellness programs for those experiencing poverty. The cooking and nutrition classes are customized to meet specific group needs. The program regularly consults with nutritionists and dietitians and promotes education through nutrition information and signage.

 

Access and Referral

Whether it's someone's first time applying for benefits or language is a barrier, Together can help qualifying participants in the Nourish Program get access to SNAP and WIC benefits.

Food insecurity is sometimes one part of why clients come to Together. When a community member needs additional assistance, Together can provide referrals to the appropriate programs or even to a network of organizations to help them achieve self-sufficiency.

 

At-Home Pantry Delivery

The pantry home delivery program is a collaborative effort by Together, Whispering Roots, Catholic Charities, and the Life House Diaper Bank to provide a one-time delivery of fresh and shelf stable food to recipients that are determined to be unable to access a traditional food pantry due to lack of transportation or health reasons. We believe food is a human right, and everyone should have access to fresh, nutritious, and culturally appropriate food. If you are in need of a pantry home delivery, please call 402-850-3759. You will need to answer a brief questionnaire to get scheduled. 

You can find a list of Frequently Asked Questions to at-home pantry delivery here

 

Community Partnerships

Together and The Life House Diaper Bank have embarked on a partnership to provide diapers to families experiencing food insecurity and also participating in the Soil to Sustenance Home Deliveries Program. The Life House will provide diapers to enrich the collaborative effort by Together, Whispering Roots, and Catholic Charities to deliver fresh and shelf stable food to recipients unable to access a traditional food pantry.  Together is proud to work with the Life House Diaper Bank as a continuation of Together's commitment to innovative approaches to food access.  Through this partnership, families struggling through poverty can avoid the choice between food or diapers and other essentials.  Together looks forward to a long relationship with The Life House.

 

Soil to Sustenance Learning Videos

In partnership with Together, Whispering Roots, and Big Garden, videos are being produced to help learn about healthier living and programs that these organizations can help you with.

Soil to Sustenance Overview  

Farmers Market WIC 

Farmers Market WIC in Spanish 

Meal Planning 

Together Budgeting 

Together IDs and Disability 

Big Garden Seed Starting 

Big Garden Low Cost Container Garden 

Big Garden Kitchen Herbs 

 

 

Together proudly places AmeriCorps VISTA and AmeriCorps members in our organization and community to lift up our communities. They serve by developing innovative programs to provide help to those in need. In collaboration with our community partners, our AmeriCorps VISTA and AmeriCorps team build up our community gardens and local urban farms, strengthening our nutrition and public health programs at Together.

Our 2020 Impact

  • Individuals served through Rapid Rehousing Program

    88

  • Number of lifesaving utility payments made

    722

  • Households served through the Crisis Engagement Program

    1,498

  • Individuals served through Choice Food Pantry

    101,900

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  • CHI
  • United Healthcare
  • Conagra Brands
  • First National Bank
  • Wells Fargo
  • Union Pacific
  • Lindsay
  • Physicians Mutual
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