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.
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Omaha Pantry is located at 812 S 24th Street, Omaha, NE 68108
Council Bluffs Pantry is located at 3415 Broadway Street, Suite B, Council Bluffs, IA 51501
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.
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
Soil to Sustenance Seminar Series lecture by Dr. Rebecca De Souza of University of Minnesota-Duluth titled "Feeding the Other" that discusses dignity and equity in our food pantry operations.
Lecture by Beth Smith of Saving Grace and Brent Crampton of Hillside Solutions titled "Food Waste, Composting and Omaha's Circular Economy."