Community Outreach

The Community Outreach mission is to help local community members in temporary need of financial assistance through a one-time gift offering. This may include payment or partial payment of rent, utilities or gasoline. Assistance will be paid directly to the utility company, landlord or in the form of a gift card.

You can apply for assistance by leaving your name and phone number with the church secretary. From there, a Community Outreach committee member will be in contact with you to gather pertinent information in determining assistance. You will be contacted once the committee has made a determination.

Springfield Methodist Church Food Bank

Everybody welcome, open M-Th 8am-11:30am, 

Louisville Area Food Bank

The Louisville Area Food Bank is open on the first and third Thursdays of the month from 6– 7pm. The food bank is located in the First Christian Church on 304 Main Street next to Copple's in Louisville.

Low income residents of the Louisville Public School District are welcome to come to the twice-a-month food giveaway. Please bring a box for your items.

Contact Pastor Cathy at 402-677-9606 or Pastor Bob at 402-234-2055 with questions.

The Louisville Area Food Bank is always looking for donations in order to better serve the community.

The Tri City Food Pantry

The Tri City Food Pantry located in the Heartland family services in Papillion and only serves Papillion, LaVista and Ralston. Food pantry workers are required to check zip codes. The only exception is if your child goes to school in the tri cities.

Hope’s Closet in Louisville

Hope's Closet Hours: M - F, 10-4 and Saturday, 10-3.

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There is no phone in the store but you can check out their Facebook page.

United Way

The United Way offers a referral service over the phone by dialing 211. If you’re in need of food pantries, counseling, utility assistance or other human services, talk to an information and referral specialist who has the community’s most extensive human service database at their fingertips. 211 assistance is available by phone weekdays 7am– 8pm and Saturdays 8am– 5pm. The call is free and confidential.

OPPD Economic Assistance

The Department of Health and Human Resources manages Medicaid and economic assistance. OPPD bill credits will be available to customers who are qualified by the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and whose energy use is less than 600 kWh in a month.

If you are already LIHEAP-qualified, there is nothing more to do. Each full month your energy use falls below 600 kWh, you will automatically see a credit on your OPPD bill.

If you have not applied for LIHEAP, call 402-595-1258, outside Omaha 800-383-4278, or apply at Access Nebraska

To find the application on Access Nebraska website:

  • Choose English or Spanish
  • Find Printable Forms under Other Useful Links
  • Choose the Application for Benefitsform (EA-117)
  • Once qualified (usually within 30 days), LIHEAP will notify OPPD, and you will receive a credit each month that your energy use falls below 600 kWh.

Energy Assistance Program

The Energy Assistance Program helps low-income families with their energy bills. For information about applying for financial assistance, please call United Way by dialing 211 or call 402-444-6666 for utility assistance agencies in your area. The State of Nebraska has low-income home energy assistance funds available to income-qualified customers. Applications can be made online or by calling Nebraska Dept. of Health and Human Services at 402-595-1258 or 800-383-4278 if outside Omaha.

To help you lower your energy bills, please read OPPD's seasonal energy-saving tips

Heartland Hope

Heartland Hope's pantry, located at 2021 U Street in Omaha, allows households to visit the food and clothing pantry once each month. Households where everyone is a senior (ages 60 or older) or disabled (proof of disability required) can visit the pantry twice each month, and those experiencing crisis situations may be approved for additional assistance. 

The South Omaha Pantry is located at 2021 U Street, Omaha. Their hours are Tuesday 6:30– 7:30pm, Thursday 1:30–  4:00pm, and Saturday 9:30am– 12:00noon.

The Millard Pantry is located at 5321 S. 139th Plaza, Omaha. They are open the 2nd Saturday of each month from 10:30– 11:30am and the last Wednesday of each month from 1:30– 3:30pm.  

Services include a week's supply of food including: meat, produce, bread, dairy, canned and boxed goods, clothing, hygiene items such as deodorant, shampoo, toothpaste and toilet paper, assistance applying or recertifying for SNAP (food stamps), referrals to other community assistance, financial classes, employment resources and prayer.

If you need additional assistance or are in a crisis situation, you can meet with a client service specialist who can connect you to additional resources.

Saint Vincent de Paul

The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul offers temporary emergency assistance to those unable to meet their immediate basic needs. Help is provided by volunteers from Omaha and the surrounding area’s Catholic parishes, who will meet with you to determine your needs and help find the resources to meet those needs.

To find a parish near you, call the St. Vincent de Paul Helpline at 402-346-5445.

The SVdP Pantry offers a “choice style” pantry allowing our clients to choose the items they like and prefer. Options typically include milk, frozen meat, fresh produce, bread and a variety of packaged food items. The pantry is open once per calendar month on Tuesday and Thursday from 9am– 12:30pm at 2101 Leavenworth Street.

SVdP Thrift Stores are open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9am– 12:30pm and offer free clothing every 60 days. The Leavenworth location is at 2101 Leavenworth Street and their phone number is 402-341-1688. The Benson store is located at 5920 Maple Street with contact at 402-551-5501. The South Omaha store is located at 5037 South 24 Street and contact is at 402-733-3500.