Omaha Public Radio News
Thu December 10, 2009
Together Inc. struggling to meet the needs of low-income Omahans
By Katie Knapp Schubert
Omaha, NE – An Omaha agency providing food, financial assistance and other services is struggling to keep up with demand.
Together Inc. provided more than 35,000 services to individuals and families last year, including prescription and transportation assistance, food, and utility help. Requests for assistance from Together Inc. have increased every month this year. Development Director Erin Stoll says that's put a strain on the organization's resources. In particular, Stoll says their food pantry is running low. As soon as a new shipment of food is delivered, it's gone within a couple of days.
Together Inc. also sponsors a Holiday Store, where low-income families can get gifts for their children. It's the largest program administered by Together Inc. Stoll says almost 1,000 children are signed up this year.
The organization needs donations of food and toys. You can learn more about Together Inc. at their web site, www.togetheromaha.org.