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Resources for Addressing Food InsecuritY 

Our Student Advocacy and Accountability team is here to assist students, address their concerns, navigate their challenges and get connected to helpful resources within the community. This site is committed to providing beneficial information and links to aid with any food insecurity.

Nebraska Summer Food Service Programs

Summer is here and Nebraska Summer Food Service Programs (SFSP) sites are helping feed Nebraskan children to ensure everyone remains healthy throughout the summer. For more information about this program please visit Nebraska Appleseed site.

Heartland Food Bank

Heartland Food Bank is a non-profit organization that distributes food to 600 food pantries, schools and emergency shelters across Nebraska and Iowa. To see their food locations and monthly calendar, visit the Heartland Food Bank website.

SNAP

SNAP is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as the food stamp program. This program helps eligible students across Nebraska and Iowa who may meet the requirements apply for this valuable nutrition assistance. SNAP gross income guidelines do not apply to anyone that is a senior. It is possible you may qualify regardless of your income level if you are currently enrolled as a student. To find out if you eligible, please contact a SNAP coordinator at 1-855-444-5556 or visit the SNAP website. For tips on healthy eating on a budget visit the USDA website.

WOmen, Infants and Children (WIC)

WIC is a special supplemental nutrition program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). WIC provides support services to pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, infants and children up to age five. Applicants must meet income guidelines, live in the State of Nebraska and be individually determined to gross income requirements. Individuals who receive Aid to Dependent Children (ADC), Food Stamps and/or Medicaid are automatically eligible to receive WIC. Please contact the Douglas/Sarpy County WIC office at 402-444-1770 or visit the WIC website for more information.

Together Inc.

Together is a homeless prevention organization, working to keep households in their homes, provide navigation services in rapid rehouse, financial, educational or employment assistance. If you are in a crisis and aren't sure where you will live tomorrow or next month, Together Inc. is available to assist you please contact the office at 402-345-8047 for requirements or visit Together Inc. website.

community resources to assist you in a variety of areas

  • Kim Foundation - provides education and resources related to mental illness and suicide prevention.

  • Education Quest - provides free college planning services, scholarship program and complete FAFSA applications.

  • Planned Parenthood - provides affordable healthcare and healthy sex education.

  • Heartland Family Services - therapeutic services for mental health and substance abuse issues.

  • Urban League - provides services for empowering youth, career support and finding affordable health services.

  • Friendship Program - offers adult day rehabilitation and community support services.

  • Center for Holistic Development - mental health services, educational programs and empowerment classes.

  • Autism Action - provides employment support services for adults with autism in the Omaha area. 

Want to support efforts to address hunger of MCC students? 

Donations can be made to the Student Food Insecurity Fund at Metropolitan Community College Foundation online donation page.