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.
- Number of Foodnet Sites (Lincoln, Crete, Denton, Milford, Seward): 22
- Total people served: 281,948
- Average number served per week: 5,422
- Total Volunteers: 580
- Volunteer Hours in 2013: 81,117
- No paid staff, 100% volunteers
Foodnet sites in Lincoln, Crete, Denton, Milford, and Seward received generous donations of locally grown produce this fall, thanks to:
*Eric Lund, of Twin Lakes Farm, Pleasant Dale, Nebraska, for 4800 pounds of winter squash.
*Alex and Barb Martin, of Martin's Hillside Orchard, Ceresco, Nebraska, for a wonderful variety of winter squash and pumpkins.*And the many, many gardners in our community that donated fresh foods throughout this summer and fall! Thank you!
The New Hope United Methodist Foodnet site will be open Thanksgiving: Thursday, November 27th at 3:00 pm. All other Thursdsay sites will be closed that day.