“Love Your Neighbor” Culturally Appropriate Food Drive
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.
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 January 18th to March 21st. There are a couple of grocery stores within Omaha that offer these kinds of foods that New Americans consume – see below for the list of food and grocery stores.
Mark your calendar for the food distribution event – All People’s Pantry: A Culturally Appropriate Food Pantry and Free Health Clinic will be on Saturday, March 23rd from 8:30 AM -11 AM at Hanscom Park Methodist Church – 4444 Frances Street Omaha, NE 68105.
- Asian Market – 321 N 76th St, Omaha, NE 68114
- Asian Friend Mart – 1510 NW Radial Hwy, Omaha, NE 68104
- Supermercado Nuestra Familia – 2900 Leavenworth Street, Omaha, NE 68105
- Wamo Food Market – 1604 NW Radial Hwy, Omaha, NE 68104
- African Farms – 2335 N. 90th Street, Omaha, NE 68134
Volunteers with us this coming event on March 23rd, 2024.
Fill in the form below to sign up to help with the distribution event. The form can also be accessed via this link: Volunteers opportunities March 23rd
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In the News
“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
Since March, the church has held a quarterly event called the All People’s Pantry to provide culturally appropriate foods to Omaha’s immigrant and refugee communities. Maxwell Morgan, a volunteer and an immigrant from South Sudan, said the pantry is integral to combating food insecurity in communities that aren’t fully served by traditional pantries. Read more on Omaha World-Herald