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Imperial Outreach Office

CSS Imperial Thrift Store (St. Isidore Gift & Thrift)

Imperial Programs

Family Support Services

Serving Chase, Dundy, Frontier, Hays, Hitchcock, Lincoln, Perkins, and Red Willow counties

Please contact Family Support Services Coordinator Tonya Olsen at 308.882.3065 or to learn more.

Food Pantry

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.

Immigration Legal Services

Catholic Social Services of Southern Nebraska is certified by the Department of Justice to practice immigration law as authorized representatives. Forms include:

  • Permanent Residency
  • Naturalization
  • DACA

and more. Spanish interpretation is available upon request. To speak with our Immigration Legal Services Program, please call 402.327.6244

Support CSS Imperial

Donate Items

Please call our store (308.882.3065) for our current donation guidelines.

Donate Money

Your gifts, both large and small, will help us bring Hope in the Good Life to those we help together in the 8-county area served by our outreach office. Click here to donate online.


Our Imperial outreach office and thrift store offers many opportunities for individuals, families, and parish communities to serve those in need. Ultimately, we are about service to one another: the disabled, the aged, the newcomer, and the poor among us.

Join us! To get started, please fill out our simple online volunteer application.

Food Market Recipe: Hope in the Good Life Ham, Green Beans, & Potatoes

This delicious recipe is perfect comfort food! Ham, canned green beans, and potatoes are cooked to create a hearty one-pot meal. The recipe and the ingredients will be shared in our CSS Food Market in Lincoln the week of May 15th. We'll provide samples to our clients, too. If you make this recipe, drop a comment below and let us know what you think!

Click here to download a PDF of this recipe.





Hope in the Good Life Ham, Green Beans, & Potatoes 

MAKES: 4 servings





  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 large onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 pound potatoes
  • 2 cans green beans
  • 2-3 cups chicken broth (or water)
  • 2 cups diced ham
  • 1 pinch black pepper


  1. Warm up oil in a large pot over medium heat.
  2. Add peeled and diced onion to the pot and saute for a few minutes until the onion is soft and translucent.
  3. Add finely diced garlic and saute for another minute.
  4. Add diced potatoes and chicken broth (or water) to the pot. Bring the liquid to a boil over high heat, then reduce it to a simmer over medium heat until softened, about 10 minutes. Add additional broth/water if you'd like more in the dish.
  5. Add drained green beans and ham and cook another 10 minutes, until the potatoes are soft enough to easily pierce with a fork. Stir occasionally.
  6. Add black pepper to taste. Serve immediately.


  • Adjust the amount of broth used to suit your preference. More broth will make the dish more like soup.
  • Feel free to add more seasoning. Dried herbs, a bay leaf, or a pinch of cayenne pepper would be great additions.
  • You can also add extra vegetables. Try adding diced carrots, peas, cabbage, broccoli, or kale. Drained & rinsed canned beans are also a great addition.
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