Social Services

Food Pantry

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The St. Francis Food Pantry in Lincoln and the St. Anthony Food Pantry in Hastings provide a week’s worth of groceries for each family member in need. 

Emergency Food pantries are available for individuals or families in a crisis. Both food pantries rely heavily on food and monetary donations from individuals as well as parishes, schools and organizations food drives.

St. Francis Food Pantry- Lincoln

St. Francis Food Pantry in Lincoln served 8,398 individuals with pantries valued at $235,144.

St. Anthony Food Pantry- Hastings

St. Anthony Food Pantry in Hastings served 2,021 pantries valued at $78,273.

The Open Table Sack Lunch Program in Hastings provides sack lunches to anyone in need. Lunches are distributed daily by Catholic Social Services at our offices at 333 West 2nd Street. This program to feed the hungry is a collaborative effort of more than 25 agencies, organizations and churches in the Hastings area. Individuals or groups interested in learning more about the program or who want to help should call 402-463-2112.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities requiring alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

1. Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

2. Fax: (202) 690-7442; or

3. Email: program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider

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