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Team members from Embassy Suites were here to begin planting their bed. They plan to donate their produce to the SVdP pantry. Good work by good people!
Thanks to our donors' generosity, we will be able to extend our reach in more new ways. As we separate out food brought directly to us from what we get from the Food Bank, we will use those direct donations to support small north Omaha pantries, such as the one at Abide .

You may have heard about our new partners, Ryan Jesperson & Sunny Massa of Support Your NEighbor COVID-19 . They are picking up food boxes from our pantry and delivering them to vulnerable people who should not be out of the house. Well kindness must run in the family, because Ryan's father, Randy, is helping organize sandwich lunches to add to our pantries once a week. We can't thank you enough for your thoughtful generosity!

Handing out around 150-170 pantries equals a Thanksgiving level day each time we are open. We are incredibly grateful to Jerry Brocky, Pantry Manager and Karen Langan, Volunteer Coordinator for all of their hard work as well as that of all the volunteers!

We would love to find more parishes that have freezer storage space near the pantry at 21st & Leavenworth. Please contact us if you can help.

Pantry hours: Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00am - 12:30pm
Our thrift stores remain open and they are still accepting donations. Now you can also drop off food donations for our pantry at any of our stores. We collect them every day and bring them to the pantry.

We are also still picking up donations at your home. Call 402-341-1688 Mon - Fri 9:00 - 5:00 to schedule a pickup.

SVdP Thrift Stores
Northwest Store: 5505 N. 90th St | Mon-Sat 9a-8p, Sun 12-5p | 402-502-7837
Downtown Store: 2101 Leavenworth St | Mon-Sat: 9a-6p | 402-341-4942
Papillion Store: 807 Tara Pl | Mon-Sat 9a-6p | 402-593-4055
South Omaha Store: 5037 S. 24th St | Mon-Sat 9a-6p | 402-733-3500
Beds are being claimed, boxes filled, and seeds planted. Families are beginning the spring work in the Churchyard Community garden. Everyone is looking forward to growing for their homes and our pantry.
Volunteers are continuing to make 250-300 lunches per day. Half are given out at our door and half are driven to locations along the 24th street corridor from north Omaha to south Omaha. Wearing masks, keeping our distance with 6-7 volunteers per shift and disinfecting in order to continue this crucial work. Thanks to the 22 new volunteers joining a few veteran volunteers since the pandemic altered all of our lives!

We are s till looking for someone to make masks that we could hand out to our most vulnerable neighbors.

St. Peter SVdP found a way to serve those in need during quarantine

The St. Peter SVdP Conference was able to partner with the Food Bank recently to deliver 100 food kits to a neighboring low income senior and disabled complex. The Food Bank delivered the free food to St. Peter's campus. A handful of volunteers, directed by St. Peter's Food Pantry coordinator Sonja Schreffler, put the food kits together. We had a variety of items, including taco meat, meatballs, hamburger helper, vegetables and toilet paper. A conservative value of the bags were $55.00 for a total of $5500.00 and 2009 lbs. of food distributed. Since we had to postpone our Spring Food Give Away, we were looking for a way to give back to the community. Many of the people in our neighborhood look forward to our Food Give Aways and even come to volunteer. The recipients were thrilled and thankful for the delivery. Residents there find it difficult to get to the food pantries and do not have the means to order food online. It felt good to actively do something for our neighbors in need. 
Residents were even treated to that rare commodity of toilet paper!

Ozanam Sunday
Frederic Ozanam was born on April 23, 1813 in Milan, Italy. On April 23, 1833 Frederic and six companions founded the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Also, St. Vincent de Paul was born on April 24, 1581. To commemorate these events the Society in the United States celebrates the last Sunday of April as Ozanam Sunday.
We can only handle 10 volunteers per day per location, so anyone interested in volunteering, please contact our volunteer email address:  volunteers@svdpomaha.com to be scheduled to help.

May 20: Omaha GIVES!
June 13th: Strawberry e-Brunch Live stream guest speaker, raffle and more...stay tuned for details and registration for this free will donation online event soon!
If you or someone you know is in need of assistance:
 Helpline: 402-346-5445