Welcome to the Foodnet Website!

Serving the greater Lincoln area since 1985  

Welcome to our website! Please browse our site for information about FoodNet Inc. 


Foodnet is a 501(c)(3) organization, and 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.


Foodnet provides 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.


We are proud to partner with Food Donation Connection.  Together we work to get surplus food to the hungry in our community.  For more information on Food Donation Connections Harvest Program, please visit www.foodtodonate.com.


FoodNet in the news!

FoodNet was recently featured on Lance's Journal on Lincoln Channel 10/11.  You can view the clip on Lance's Journal or YouTube.  Thank you Lance for featuring us on your newscast!

The Southern Nebraska Register details one family's involvement with FoodNet over the years and how it has shaped their lives.


2016 Statistics: 

  • Number of Foodnet Sites (Lincoln, Crete, Denton, Milford, Seward): 19
  • Total people served: 268,941
  • Average number served per week: 5,287
  • Total Volunteers: 449
  • No paid staff, 100% volunteers since 1985.
  • Volunteer Hours in 2016: 96,981. (At minimum wage, this equates to $982,000)
  • At least 2 FoodNet sites are open each day, including weekends and holidays


Recent Updates

  • Both Wednesday Sites will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th, due to the holiday.

  • Check out the link above to Lance's Journal story on FoodNet!

  • The 2016 statistics have been updated above.  Check them out!

  • Foodnet is on Facebook!  Check us out at https://www.facebook.com/FoodNetLincoln


Changes are also listed on the Donor Page and  Sites Page.  




Attention Gardeners

Foodnet accepts seasonal produce from the community.  You may deliver the food to any Foodnet site on the day of distribution, or contact the Foodnet Public Phone 402.416.6197, to leave a message and someone will contact you for other arrangements.  We are happy to pick up fresh produce in and around the communities of Lincoln, Crete, Denton, Milford, and Seward.

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