Service changes due to COVID-19

Gift & Thrift Stores

Precautions are in place to protect the health of our staff, volunteers, and shoppers. For location-specific information (including any modified business hours), please click here for the Gift & Thrift Store page on our website or visit each store's Facebook page (click to view):


Lincoln Social Services

Effective April 1st, 2020

Please be advised that while our services remain in place the hours have changed.

St. Francis Food Pantry: We have temporarily suspended shoppers from self-selecting items and instead CSS staff will prepare pre-packed pantries. Those in need of food should call 402.327.6200. Requests are taken Monday through Thursday starting at 8 am. You will receive a pickup time the same day between 10 am and 12 pm. When you arrive at CSS, please call our receptionist at 402.474.1600 and someone will bring your order to you.

If you have any food allergies or any dietary or cultural restrictions please let us know when you place your request.

  • In addition, we will take calls from the elderly (65+) and the homebound on Tuesdays at 9 am. Same day delivery is provided.  The number to call for this service is 402.327.6200.

Catholic School Food Market: We will proceed with a modified schedule. Please check with your school regarding dates and times.

Emergency Services: CSS provides cash assistance to those struggling to pay rent, utilities, car repairs, and more. We take requests every Monday morning. The phone number is 402.327.6211 and the line opens at 9 am. Appointments are based on a weekly budget, however, in light of the coronavirus and its impact on our community, we are actively raising funds to increase our weekly budget. If you have any questions, contact our Emergency Services Coordinator, Marilu Cazares at 402.327.6222 or

Walk-In Services: We provide diapers, baby formula, personal care items, adult diapers, and more to clients from 9 am to 12 pm, Monday through Thursday. While our front office door will remain locked, when you arrive at CSS please call our receptionist at 402.474.1600 to make your need known. A staff member or volunteer will bring the item(s) to you. If you have any questions, contact our Client Relations Specialist, Veronica Hotovy at 402474.1600 or

Immigration Services will continue to take place. Click here for additional information.

St. Teresa Sandwich Program: Sandwiches may be picked up outside our doors Monday - Thursday from 11 am-noon.

English & Citizenship Classes are suspended until further notice. 

St. Louise Gift & Thrift Store

Effective July 1, 2021

St. Louise Gift & Thrift is CLOSED for renovations. We expect to be closed for about one month. Please follow our Facebook Page for the latest updates.

We are still accepting donations in the back of our store- the following items only:

  • Appliances (large & small)
  • Clothes
  • Cookware
  • Dishes
  • Electronics
  • Gadgets
  • Kitchenware
  • Knick-Knacks
  • Seasonal Items

We no longer accept furniture donations.

PLEASE do not drop off other items at our back door.

For item donation pickup and dropoff information (including our current trailer locations), please click here.


Hastings Social Services

As we continue to respond to the needs of our community,  the need for your donations is greater than ever. Please bring your non-perishable food donations as well as personal care items to our offices at 333 W. 2nd St. in Hastings, Monday through Thursday from 9 am -  5 pm. Thank you for your generosity!

Effective April 16th, 2020

Our current office hours are:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:00 AM-Noon, 1:00 PM-5:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:30 AM-Noon, 1:00 PM-5:00 PM.
  • Donation dropoff available starting at 8:30 AM

Food Pantry/Recovery programs will temporarily suspend shoppers from self-selecting items. Instead, CSS staff and volunteers will prepare pre-packed pantries. Efforts will be made to deliver food to any home-bound clients. Redistribution to outlying food pantries will continue as scheduled.

Sandwich Program will continue as normal, with precautions in place to limit contact and spread.

Emergency Services (cash assistance for rent, utilities, car repairs, etc.) will continue to take place, with phone interviews replacing in-person appointments. Click here for additional information.

Immigration Services will continue to take place, with phone interviews replacing in-person appointments. Click here for additional information.

St. Joseph Gift & Thrift Store

Effective May 12th, 2020

We are accepting donations:

  • We have a trailer in the parking lot for people to drop off all donations, not just clothing.
  • Pickup of furniture donations will continue. However, due to the necessary precautions, our drivers and volunteers will not be entering any homes or apartments until further notice.  All donations must be on a front porch or in a garage to try to limit any potential spread of the virus.


Effective February 1st, 2021

If you need help with food, rent, utilities, or other payments please call 402.327.6242 Monday-Friday. If there is no answer, please leave a message and our Emergency Service Coordinator will contact you as quickly as possible. Until further notice, phone interviews are replacing in­person appointments.


Effective May 11th, 2020

Emergency Services: Call 402.327.6299 during daytime hours (Mountain Time) to request emergency cash assistance. 

Immaculate Heart of Mary Counseling Center

Please click here for the latest details from the Immaculate Heart of Mary Counseling Center website.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources







"How Can I Help?"


In the event that we expand current programs, we may need volunteers to assist with the pickup and/or delivery of food, basic necessities, etc. If you are interested in volunteering, please click here.


COVID-19 has changed our methods but not our mission. We will see an increased need for emergency cash assistance as families face financial hardship. To donate now, please click here and make a donation online or contact our Marketing and Development office at 402.327.6235 or


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