As you’ve probably heard, due to precautions with COVID-19, Omaha Public Schools have closed down (most likely until the end of the school year).
This means that families will have to provide breakfast and lunch for their kids that they weren’t planned for. In addition, there are other families that have been hit due to losing jobs or being put on furlough. BUT we can step up as the church and help immediately!
For the next month we will seek to provide breakfast and lunch for for families in need (one week worth of food to each family). The Empowerment Network split North Omaha up into “villages” to respond to the needs. Our church falls within “Village 7” and therefore we want to serve families in our village, community, and church.
Do you need some assistance?
For the month of April, here are two options to receive a one week worth of food for you and your children: (1) leave a voice mail at the church 402-522-6397 or (2) email firstname.lastname@example.org.
IMPORTANT: On the call or in your email, please leave your 1) full name, 2) address, 3) number of children 4) any food allergies, 5) best contact phone number.
Do you want to help families in
1. GIVE A FINANCIAL GIFT to the #BensonStrong food assistance fund. All of your donation will go directly to supplies for food and delivery.
Use one of the giving options below and select the “BensonStrong” drop-down.
- Text To Give: Text “Give $1” or another amount to 402-817-4667
- Web Site: Go directly to our Giving page.
- Church Phone App: Click “Give” button
2. DROP OFF FOOD AND DRINKS (Mondays and Wednesdays)
Breakfast Items: Individually packaged cereals, juice boxes, fruit cups, granola bars, cereal bars, pop tarts, individually packaged muffins, bagels, Cutie oranges, individually packaged pancakes, microwaveable oatmeal cups
Lunch Items: Microwave Mac-n-cheese, microwave potatoes, ramen noodles, cans of soup, individually packaged chips, fruit snacks, individually packed cookies, bread loafs, jelly, peanut butter, canned vegetables, canned tuna, bottled water.
3. HELP COLLECT MEALS (Mondays and Wednesdays)
You’ll meet people outside who are dropping off food/drinks and then organize the goods on tables in the Hospitality area of the church.
4. HELP PACK/BAG FOOD (Thursdays & Fridays)
You’ll join up with a group of 6-8 people in the Hospitality area to bag groceries for families.
5. HELP DELIVER MEALS (Saturdays & Sundays)
Sign-up to deliver for either Saturday 9AM – 11AM or Sunday 1PM-3PM.Please contact 402.321.4746 prior to arriving at the church for your time slot and we will give you delivery instructions.