Welcome to FoodNet, Inc!

Serving the greater Lincoln area since 1985!

Foodnet is a group of volunteers from many different churches and other non-profit organizations trying to stop the waste of food and provide for those in need.  We collect food from donors for distribution at our sites around the Lincoln area each day.  We provide mostly perishable foods such as fruits, vegetables, dairy products, bread, etc. These are items not usually found at a dry goods food pantry, but are still in demand.

Distribution of food through Foodnet is made possible by the Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act: an act of Congress that encourages the donation of food and grocery products to non-profit organizations for distribution to needy individuals, backed by the full force and effect of law.



The CDC is recommending that all romaine lettuce be thrown away and your refrigerator bin be washed thoroughly.  If you have any romaine lettuce (regardless of the age or source) in your home DO NOT EAT IT.  For more information, see this article:  https://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/2018/o157h7-11-18/index.html



  • All Thursday Foodnet Sites will be closed on Thursday, November 22nd for the Thanksgiving Holiday.  Please plan accordingly.
  • We have a new Distribution Site Map to help you find a Foodnet site near you!
  • We need some volunteers on Thursdays at the Candlewood Church Foodnet, located at 27th and R, Lincoln, Nebraska. If you are interested in learning more about volunteering at this site, please
    contact us using the “Contact Us” form.
  • We are a charitable organization registered with AmazonSmile. When you purchase something from Amazon, sign in with AmazonSmile and a small portion of the purchase will be donated to Foodnet, Inc. Thank you for helping to support Foodnet!


Did You Know?

In 2017:

89,790 people participated in a food pickup.
242,132 total people were helped
20,303 volunteer shifts helped make this possible
85,066 hours were worked in those shifts.

Thank you to all of our volunteers for keeping FoodNet alive and strong!


We are proud to partner with Food Donation Connection.  Together we work to get surplus food to the hungry in our community!


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Foodnet is a 501(c)(3) organization