Community Cupboard

The first Saturday of each month, with help from many volunteers and The Food Bank of the Heartland, Countryside’s gymnasium turns into a free grocery store for local families.

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Love and… FEED Thy Neighbor

Since October 2010, Countryside’s Community Cupboard has provided groceries to 250-300 local families each month.

The pantry, called the Community Cupboard takes place at Countryside Community Church Gymnasium, located at 8787 Pacific Street, from 9:00a.m.-11:30a.m.

Need Groceries?

The Community Cupboard pantry is the first Saturday of each month. Rain or Shine!!

Grocery shopping starts at 9:00 a.m.

Shop for what you want or get a pre-packed box.

Bring something with your Omaha address on it and boxes or bags to carry groceries in.

If you want to shop for groceries and help on pantry day, call Mary Beth Link at 402-391-0350 ext. 112.

Willing to Volunteer?

The Community Cupboard needs approximately 40 volunteers each month to things like:

  • Welcome and check in visitors
  • Unpack food and set it out tables
  • Set up snacks and coffee in Memorial Hall
  • Play live music
  • Talk with people about SNAP food money assistance, or how to apply for an eye exam/glasses voucher (training provided)
  • Make some pre-packed boxes of food for folks who choose this option
  • Help carry groceries out to the parking lot

Community Cupboard Volunteer FAQ
Where is the Community Cupboard mobile food pantry located?
What time do volunteers need to arrive?
What time is the pantry open for shopping?
How do we set up for the pantry?
Are there set limits on any of the food?
Where does the food come from and what is the cost?
Where does the money come from to run the pantry?
Are the Community Cupboard aprons for sale?