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CSS Food Market & Meal Services

Our Food Market in Lincoln utilizes a Choice Pantry model of food distribution.

Lincoln

Food Market

The CSS Food Market in Lincoln provides families and individuals the opportunity to select and shop for food items once per month. Our Food Market is set up in a client choice way which allows volunteers to accompany them as they walk through and select the items that meet their needs. On top of non-perishable foods. we also provide meat, dairy products, and fresh fruit and vegetables as they become available. Nutritional information and recipes are shared in our food market.

Appointments for same-day food market requests are taken on a first-come, first-served basis until all requests are filled. Calls are taken Monday through Thursday from 8 am until 9 am. To make a request, please call 402.327.6200. 

Shopping hours for the CSS Food Market are Monday through Thursday from 1 pm to 3 pm.

St. Teresa of Calcutta Lunch Program

The St. Teresa of Calcutta Lunch Program began several years ago as an outreach opportunity launched by a group of volunteers. Throughout the week, we provide meals to those who need them, no questions asked. Volunteers serve beverages and sack lunches to the homeless and working poor. Our sandwiches are prepared bi-weekly by the Knights of Columbus and the rest of the food in the lunch sacks are donation-based.

Donations to the program can be dropped off at our St. Joseph Center office during our normal business hours (see this link for our location and hours). We gladly accept protein and granola bars, fruit cups, and other smaller items that are individually packed. If you are interested in volunteering for this program, please follow this link to learn more.


Hastings

Food Market

For information about our food market services in Hastings, please call 402.463.2112.

Sack Lunch Program

In collaboration with Open Table, our Hastings outreach office provides sack lunches to anyone in need. The sack lunches are made and distributed by volunteers.

For more information about volunteering in Hastings, please follow this link.


Auburn

If you need help with food,  please call 402.327.6242 on Mondays between 10 am and Noon.


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 this link 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: 

  • Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
  • Fax: .202.690.7442
  • Email: program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

  • Square miles served in the Diocese of Lincoln last year

    24,000

  • Cash & in-kind assistance provided across southern Nebraska last year

    $1,800,000

  • Counseling sessions through the Immaculate Heart of Mary Counseling Center last year

    5,268

  • Nights of lodging & safety provided through St. Gianna’s Women’s Homes last year

    17,280

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