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Catholic Charities’ Food Pantries Going Strong

Providing Vital Service For Those in Need, As Demand Continues to Increase

Catholic Charities will keep its two food pantries open during the unfolding COVID-19 health crisis. We have shifted to pre-packaged boxes of food, available at the pantry entrance, to minimize person-to-person contact.

“We will continue to provide this vital service to families in need throughout the Omaha area. If anything, the need is only likely to increase during these uncertain times,” said Fr. Mike Eckley, Catholic Charities’ Executive Director. “At the same time, we need to protect the health and safety of everyone involved and are committed to doing everything we can to stop the spread of this virus.”

Currently, Catholic Charities distributes over 200,000 pounds of food to more than 55,000 people every year through food pantries located in North and South Omaha. One in six children in Nebraska is living in poverty and nearly 13% of Nebraskans don’t know where their next meal is coming from.

“For many of our friends and neighbors in the community, it’s not a matter of when we eat, but if we eat,” Eckley said. “Fortunately, this is a tremendously generous and compassionate community we live in and we’re seeing people step up and come together every day during this crisis to look out for one another. That’s the power of community.”

Pantry Hours & Locations

Juan Diego Center
5211 South 31st Street

Pantry Hours:
Monday 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Tuesday 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Friday 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Produce & Perishables available during pantry hours

Saint Martin de Porres
2111 Emmet Street

Pantry Hours:
Monday 9:00am - 1:00pm
Tuesday 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Wednesday - Closed
Thursday - Closed
Friday 9:00am - 1:00pm