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 the law.


  • Holiday Closures for Thursday, July 4th:
    • Seward United Methodist • 1400 N 5th St (5:00 pm)
    • Neighborhood Church • 1302 F St (5:30 pm)

Weather Announcements:  

  • No weather closings

Did You Know?

2023 Statistics (% increase from 2021 shown)

73,998 people participated in a food pickup (a 52% increase)
218,998 total people were helped (a 50% increase)
18,796 volunteer shifts helped make this possible (a 24% increase)
61,033 hours were worked in those shifts (a 23% increase)

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