Services may change with out any notification. Contact each service to verify hours and availability.

Food Assistance

Family Resource Center

Clothing, toys, small household items, low-income bus passes, and food distribution.

Catholic Social Services

Diapers, baby food/formula, personal care items, half-price clothing, housing for victims of domestic violence, and food distribution.

Center for People in Need

Free food for low-income families and low-income bus passes.

  • Phone: 402-476-4357
  • Address: Multiple locations for food distribution

Food Bank of Lincoln

Free food distribution, walk- up, or drive-up. No questions asked.


Food distribution of mostly perishable items such as fruits, vegetables, dairy products, bread, etc.

Good Neighbor Community Center

Perishable and non-perishable food distribution.

Matt Talbot Kitchen

Hot meals 2x each day, every day of the year.

Mission Distribution Center

Clothing, household goods, and food distribution.

Neighborhood FOOD

Food distribution and a soup kitchen serving hot meals twice a day, every day of the year.

Northeast Family Center

Food distribution.

People’s City Mission

Free food distribution with a valid student ID, proof of income, and a class schedule. Limited to once a week.

Salvation Army

Utility assistance and free food distribution.

The Gathering Place

Free hot evening meals. Bread and fresh produce are distributed twice a week.

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

Supplemental food programs for mothers and infants.

Housing Assistance

All Doors Lead Home Coordinated Entry System

State of Nebraska's approach to providing organized housing services for people experiencing homelessness.

CEDARS Bridges Transitional Living Program

Community-based apartment living for 16 to 21-year-olds who are homeless or out of the child welfare system.

City of Lincoln Housing Authority

Federally subsidized housing for low-income families.

Community Action's Supportive Housing program

A two-year transitional housing program that provides intensive, in-home, and group-based case management to homeless pregnant women or homeless people with children.

Community Action Emergency Services Program

Emergency financial assistance with past-due rent and utility bills, as well as security deposit assistance for those who are transitioning out of homelessness.

Fresh Start Home

Transitional living for women 19 and older without children.

Community Action Affordable Housing

Affordable low-income rental housing.

Mercy Neighborhood Network Center

Affordable housing for individuals and families of low- to moderate-income.

Matt Talbot Kitchen

The Landlord Liasion Project (LLP) forms partnerships between landlords/property managers, case managers, and consumers to address the critical need of finding affordable housing for the homeless in Lincoln.

Good Neighbor Community Center

helps individuals with eviction notices and those in need of assistance with utility shut-off notices.