Heartland Hope Mission Helps Flood Victims Regardless of Income
Heartland Hope Mission (HeartlandHopeMission.org) continues to help families affected by this spring’s flooding. Although, in most cases, the floodwaters have receded, the need has not. The community continues to feel the devastating effects. Many families were displaced and even those with resources face all the extra expenses that relocation requires.
At Heartland Hope, families can receive food, clothing, toys, hygiene items, formula, diapers, household items, and referrals as they work to rebuild their lives. Those most impacted could need assistance for the next one to three years.
The pantry is open three times a week on Tuesdays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Thursdays, 1:30 to 4 p.m.; and Saturdays 9:30 a.m. to noon at 2021 U St. in South Omaha. The Millard location at 5321 S. 139th Plaza is open twice a month, every second Saturday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., and the last Wednesday of the month from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Because this is a crisis, income is not a factor.
At Heartland Hope Mission’s food pantries, working poor families choose a week’s supply of nutritious groceries. Clients also receive clothing, hygiene items, diapers, and assistance with SNAP (food stamp) applications and navigational services. Last year, over 45,000 people received pantries. All services are provided locally. Visit HeartlandHopeMission.org or call (402) 733-1904 for more information.