All People’s Pantry: A Culturally Appropriate Food Pantry

logo with globe and basket with the words all peoples pantry

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The Food we eat carries with it our traditions, culture, language, morals, and values. When food becomes unaffordable hunger kicks in and so much is lost among our productive members of the community. In the Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area it is said more than 100,810 people experience food insecurity. One of the most impacted groups are the new Americans (the migrants and refugees) who come from Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America because the traditional food pantries are not equipped with culturally appropriate foods that get consumed by them. The New Americans who are unable to feed their families due to low wages continue to suffer from food insecurity and food waste when the food distribution fails to consider the culture and the dignity of the people in need.

As people of hope and faith, we believe in a life of abundance; there is always enough for everyone if we combine efforts in the work of justice and love for our neighbors.

Food Distribution

All People’s Pantry: Pop-Up Culturally Appropriate Food Pantry Event

Fall Edition!

Saturday, November 05 th from 08:30 AM -11 AM
at Hanscom Park Methodist Church

Volunteers Needed! Email Pastor Peter at to help with set up the pantry, and carrying/distributing food items.

Click here to donate money to the All People’s Pantry.

In the News

screenshot of video from kmtv news segment showing bin of food with all peoples pantry logo

“Food does more than nourish our bodies—it nourishes our souls, too. A meal can connect us to our past, bring back cherished memories with loved ones, and remind us of home. Sadly, this can be lost for some migrants and refugees in America, but Hanscom Park United Methodist Church is working to change that…” View on KMTV 3 News Now


“Love Your Neighbor” Culturally Appropriate Food Drive – Oct 07 – Nov 11.

Be a part of this work of justice and love to our New Americans and all people through engaging in a “Love Your Neighbor” Culturally Appropriate Food Drive beginning on October 07th to Nov 11th. The foods will be distributed in late July. There are a few grocery stores within Omaha that offer these kinds of foods that New Americans consume – see below for the list of food and grocery stores. Pantry Drop-off Hours are Monday – Thursday 8 AM – 3 PM & Sunday 9 AM – 11 AM. No time to shop? You can donate directly to the All People’s Pantry, and we will purchase the food people need.

Nonperishable Foods to Bring to Hanscom Park UMC (Oct 07 – Nov 11)

Flour & Grains

  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Maize Flour (Cornmeal)
  • Sorghum Flour
  • Cassava Flour
  • Teff Flour
  • Whole Wheat Flour
  • Cream of Wheat (Sooji Coarse)
  • Pearley Barley
  • White Corn Grits

Rice & Noodles

  • White Rice (any kind)
  • Brown Rice
  • Rice Noodles
  • Lo Mein Noodles
  • Udon Noodles

Beans & Lentils

  • Any DRIED beans
  • Lentils (any kind)

Dried Fruits

  • Dates
  • Raisins
  • Raw Peanuts


  • Salt and Black Pepper
  • Stock Cubes (any flavor)
  • Honey
  • Tajin
  • DRIED Chiles

General Needs

  • Milk Powder
  • Black Tea
  • Vegetable Oil
  • DRIED Fish/Shellfish
  • Corn Husks (for tamales)
  • $10 Gift Cards from Wal-mat, Hy-Vee, Baker’s, Family Fare, or Asian Market (for perishables, spices, etc.)

Lists of the shops or stores to access the food items:

Asian Market
321 N 76th St
Omaha, NE 68114

Supermercado Nuestra Familia
2900 Leavenworth Street
Omaha, NE 68105

Asian Friend Mart
1510 NW Radial Hwy
Omaha, NE 68104

East Africa Grocery Store
2555 Leavenworth St
Omaha, NE 68105

N K Family Asian Market
3040 Ames Ave
Omaha, NE 68111

Wamo Food Market
1604 NW Radial Hwy
Omaha, NE 68104

African Farms
2335 N. 90th Street
Omaha, NE 68134


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