Corky Grimes hands Erin Sanders bags containing enough for 10 meals during a Food Bank for the Heartland mobile pantry on March 23, 2020.

Having sufficient food supplies is a recommended step as Covid-19 continues to spread. But the variety of hoarding and preparation that’s taken place may leave some families in the gap along with others already facing food insecurity. Here are several community resources to keep your family fed through the Covid-19 crisis.

Food Bank for the Heartland
A map of food pantries associated with Food Bank for the Heartland. Credit: Food Bank for the Heartland.
The Salvation Army of Omaha
  • The local organization has bolstered its food pantry at The Burrow Center at 6101 NW Radial Highway. The center will have pre-packaged boxes of food available for pickup between 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The Salvation Army of Omaha@salarmyomaha

Pre-packaged food boxes are now available at our Burrows Center (6101 NW Radial Highway). Remember: we’re here to help! If you need assistance with food, utility bills, or other essentials, please call: (402) 898-6090.

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Restaurant closures and transitions to curbside pickup and deliveries

As many restauranteurs shut their doors, some have kept the kitchens open by offering takeout and delivery. The Omaha World-Herald has a comprehensive list of where your favorite spots stand.

The CDC has said you cannot contract coronavirus from food, however if you’re picking up or using delivery apps such as GrubHub, DoorDash or Postmates, wash your hands and take other precautions to limit spread.

School Food Distribution

Corky Grimes hands Erin Sanders bags containing enough for 10 meals during a Food Bank for the Heartland mobile pantry on March 23, 2020.

On March 13, Governor Pete Ricketts issued guidance for all schools to close by the following Friday for at least two weeks. With return dates still indefinite, here’s what you need to know if your child attends one of these schools.

See this master list for metro area districts meal distribution locations and times.


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