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.


  • ATTENTION: The Thursday Sower Church distribution at 27th & R streets has been canceled for Thursday, January 30th. We apologize for the inconvenience.
  • 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!
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The HyVee Red Bag Program will benefit FoodNet in the month of February! Shop at the HyVee location at 5010 O Street in Lincoln in the month of February, and for every red reusable bag that is sold, HyVee will donate $1 to FoodNet!

Did You Know?

In 2018:

88,649 people participated in a food pickup.
248,490 total people were helped
20,273 volunteer shifts helped make this possible
85,451 hours were worked in those shifts.

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

Volunteers and Food Donors

If you would like to donate or volunteer, please contact us at:

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