Serving the greater Lincoln area since 1985
Welcome to our website! Please browse our site for information about FoodNet Inc.
Foodnet is a 501(c)(3) organization, and is a group of volunteers from many different churches and other non-profit organizations, trying to stop the waste of food and provide for those in need.
Foodnet provides mostly perishable foods such as fruits, vegetables, dairy products, bread, etc. These are items not usually found at a dry goods food pantry, but are still in demand.
Distribution of food through Foodnet is made possible by the Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act: an act of Congress that encourages the donation of food and grocery products to non-profit organizations for distribution to needy individuals, backed by the full force and effect of law.
Foodnet accepts seasonal produce from the community. You may deliver the food to any Foodnet site on the day of distribution, or contact the Foodnet Public Phone 402.416.6197, to leave a message and someone will contact you for other arrangements. We are happy to pick up fresh produce in and around the communities of Lincoln, Crete, Denton, Milford, and Seward.
We are proud to partner with Food Donation Connection. Together we work to get surplus food to the hungry in our community. For more information on Food Donation Connections Harvest Program, please visit www.foodtodonate.com.
FoodNet in the news!
The Southern Nebraska Register details one family's involvement with FoodNet over the years and how it has shaped their lives.
- Number of Foodnet Sites (Lincoln, Crete, Denton, Milford, Seward): 21
- Total people served: 283,253
- Average number served per week: 5,447
- Total Volunteers: 463
- Volunteer Hours in 2013: 88,346
- No paid staff, 100% volunteers
Please note Independence Day (July 4th) site schedules: Denton & Southview Christian will be closed, Lincoln Christian Fellowship will be open. See the sites page for these updates.
The Thursday Calvert Rec Center site has moved to Heartland Bible Church, 2611 S 56th St, for the summer. It will return to the Calvert Rec Center on August 18th.
The former Thursday New Hope site at 2640 R Street is now being hosted by Candlewood Church. Thank you Candlewood Church!
Foodnet is now on Facebook! Check us out at https://www.facebook.com/FoodNetLincoln