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CSS Food Market & Meal Services

Our Food Market in Lincoln utilizes a Choice Pantry model of food distribution.


Food Market

The CSS Food Market in Lincoln provides families and individuals with the opportunity to select and shop for food items once per month. Our Food Market is set up in a client-choice way, which allows volunteers to accompany clients as they walk through and select the items that meet their needs. In addition to non-perishable foods, we also provide meat, dairy products, and fresh fruit and vegetables as they become available. Nutritional information and recipes are shared in our food market.

Appointments for same-day food market requests are taken on a first-come, first-served basis until all requests are filled.

Effective July 1st, 2024, calls are taken Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. To make a request, please call 402.327.6200. 

Shopping hours for the CSS Food Market are Monday through Thursday from 1 pm to 3 pm.


Lincoln Breakfast and Lunch Program

The Lincoln Breakfast and Lunch Program began several years ago as an outreach opportunity launched by a group of volunteers. Throughout the week, we provide meals to those who need them, no questions asked. Volunteers serve beverages and sack lunches to the homeless and working poor. Our sandwiches are prepared bi-weekly by the Knights of Columbus and the rest of the food in the lunch sacks are donation-based.

Donations to the program can be dropped off at our O St. office during our normal business hours (see this link for our location and hours). We gladly accept protein and granola bars, fruit cups, and other smaller items that are individually packed. If you are interested in volunteering for this program, please follow this link to learn more.


Food Pantry

For information about our food pantry services in Hastings, please call 402.463.2112.

Sack Lunch Program

In collaboration with Open Table, our Hastings outreach office provides sack lunches to anyone in need. The sack lunches are made and distributed by volunteers.

For more information about volunteering in Hastings, please follow this link.


If you need help with food,  please call 402.327.6242 on Mondays between 10 am and Noon.


Food assistance is available for those in need. To request help, or for more information, contact Bill Sullivan, Imperial Regional Manager at 402.327.6298 or to learn more.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, (including gender identity and sexual orientation), age, disability, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs).

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible State or local Agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information is available in languages other than English.

To file a complaint alleging discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD- 3027, found online at:  or in Spanish at pdf  or at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) Email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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