Welcome to the Foodnet Website!

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.


Attention Gardeners!

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!

KLKN-TV in Lincoln recently featured FoodNet in a story, interviewing volunteers and those benefitting from Foodnet.  View this story and other news about FoodNet on our News page.  


2014 Statistics: 

  • 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


Recent Updates

  • IMPORTANT WEATHER INFO:  The Tuesday Havelock and Northwest Lincoln Church of Christ distributions will be CLOSED on Tuesday, February 2nd due to the incoming weather.    We apologize for the inconvenience, but safety must come first for our volunteers and clients.  ALSO... The Wednesday distribution at Center for People in Need will be CLOSED on February 3rd.   As of now, the Cristo Rey distribution will be OPEN, but monitor this website for any updates.

  • Foodnet is now on Facebook!  Check us out at https://www.facebook.com/FoodNetLincoln

  • The Foursquare Church Friday distribution has closed.  We thank them for serving the community through FoodNet.

  • We welcome Volunteer Partners as a FoodNet Donor!  Thank you for your donations and efforts to support the FoodNet mission.


Changes are also listed on the Donor Page and  Sites Page.  

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