Siena/Francis House receives major donation from CUMC

Dec 16, 2015
Katie Knapp Schubert / KIOS-FM

Nearly 32,000 pounds of food has been donated to Omaha’s Siena/Francis House.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska residents who rely on public benefits are spending less time on the phone waiting for someone to help them.

Summer food service program growing in Nebraska

May 14, 2015

54 Nebraska school districts sponsor summer food service programs.

Growing disconnect between where people live, where jobs are

Apr 9, 2015

A new report says fewer jobs are available to some Omahans depending on where they live in the metro area.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A judge has granted class-action status to a lawsuit alleging that Nebraska consistently failed to process food-benefit applications and renewals in a timely manner.

One in three Nebraska families low-income

Nov 3, 2014

A new report from Nebraska Appleseed says 37 percent of low-income families have at least one parent without health insurance.

Omaha Parks Department expands sites for summer meal program

Jun 13, 2014

Omaha’s Parks and Recreation Department is expanding the number of sites where it offers summer meals for young people.

Report shows fewer summer meal program sites available

Jun 13, 2014

There were fewer sites serving summer meals to children last year, according to a new report.

Race for Results: report looks at barriers to success

Apr 16, 2014

A new report shows children of color face racial and socioeconomic barriers to success.

Wednesday event highlights food insecurity in Nebraska

Feb 18, 2014

An estimated one in seven Nebraskans are food insecure—meaning they don’t know where their next meal will come from.

Healthy Families America program launched in Douglas County

Nov 21, 2013

100 low-income pregnant and new moms in Douglas County will be a part of the Healthy Families America program.

A new study shows a program of academic coaching and support improves the chances that low-income high school students will not only go to college, but succeed.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Most food stamp recipients in Nebraska will see their benefit cut starting on Nov. 1, when a temporary boost in federal aid expires.

inCOMMON ready to open Park Avenue Commons in Omaha

Oct 16, 2013

After ten months of construction, inCOMMON Community Development opens its Park Avenue Commons on Saturday.

Nebraska's child poverty rate edges downward

Sep 20, 2013

New Census data figures show child poverty rates are down slightly in Nebraska.

Documentary puts spotlight on food insecurity, childhood hunger

Sep 18, 2013

One in five Nebraska families is food insecure---meaning they don’t know where their next meal will come from.

A new study shows that families living at or below the federal poverty line need assistance from food pantries to be able to feed their household.

Children and families in Council Bluffs have ten places to get summer meals through July.

Report shows one in five Nebraska children live in poverty

Jan 23, 2013

A new report shows one in five Nebraska children lived in poverty in 2011.

VA report shows decline in number of homeless veterans

Dec 26, 2012

A new report from the VA says the number of homeless veterans nationwide dropped seven-percent from January 2011 to January 2012.

Omaha Mayor appeals for donations to food pantries

Dec 13, 2012

The Food Bank for the Heartland says they distributed more than 8.8 million pounds of food to partnering agencies and programs during their last fiscal year.

Salvation Army of Omaha officials say more than 170,000 people received food, utility, and other types of assistance through the organization last year.

The Siena/Francis House campus in Omaha is growing with the addition of 48 efficiency apartments.

The Salvation Army of Omaha says requests for assistance from its food pantry are up 41 percent over the past three years.

The VA of Nebraska-western Iowa has received two federal grants to help veterans move in to transitional housing.

Omaha area elementary and middle schools will participate in an anti-hunger initiative for the second year.

A new report shows Nebraska ranks second in the nation in economic well-being, but child welfare advocates say it isn’t all good news.

Farmers Market open Wednesdays through September in north Omaha

Jun 6, 2012

North Omaha residents have another opportunity this year to get fresh produce from a Farmers Market.

Last year was the first Farmers Market at Charles Drew Health Center. The Market opens again Wednesday, and will be open every week from 3 to 5:30 PM at 29th and Grant streets.

A new report shows 1,530 people in the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro were homeless as of January.

Requests for food assistance from Salvation Army up 36 percent

Apr 13, 2012
image courtesy Salvation Army

The Salvation Army of Omaha says the need for assistance from their food pantry is up 36 percent.

The Salvation Army and UNO’s Just Can It food drive has a new partner this year: the city of Omaha. Next week, all three will collect donations will the Salvation Army’s food pantry. The city of Omaha will collect donations as part of its Tuna Tuesdays food drive.