If you need assistance finding food, paying housing bills, or other essential services, visit http://www.unitedwaymidlands.org/2-1-1 to find your local 211, or dial 211 to speak to someone who can help. You can also text your zip code to 898211 for text assistance. This resource is available 24 hours a day, 7-days a week.
Blue Valley Community Action (BVCA) can help with various basic needs, education, family development, health/nutrition, housing, transportation, and volunteer opportunities.
***During COVID-19, the York BVCA thrift store is closed to the public and is not taking donations at this time. The food pantry and distributions are still open. Just contact them for an appointment. They will package the food and bring it to your car to limit contact. ***
Mobile Food Distributions
Free for ANY person in need, The Food Bank of Lincoln cooperates with member agencies in Southeast Nebraska to sponsor mobile Food distributions at local sites. Each site includes distribution of some USDA product, so participants must sign the standard income self-verification sheet, but no other documentation is required. Participants are encouraged to bring their own bags and carts if possible.
Find the distribution schedule here: https://www.lincolnfoodbank.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/2020-Rural-Food-Distributions.pdf
In the Four Corners District, stops included are: Beaver Crossing, David City, Osceola, Seward, and York. There are also stops in communities surrounding our district.
***Distributions are continuing throughout COVID-19. Adjustments may be made, such as pre-boxing food to hand to you to limit contact.***
The 2020 Lincoln Fresh season has begun! We’re pleased to announce the addition of two new locations: Northeast YMCA, 2601 North 70th Street and Mercy Western Manor Apartments, 2200 West Q Street in Lincoln. We have discontinued stops at 48th & Madison and Oak Lake Park.
In 2019, the Lincoln Fresh Mobile Distribution Truck made 269 stops, distributing 108,647 pounds of fresh fruit and produce to 12,985 visitors. We’ll look forward to seeing you at our stops as we continue to work to make Lincoln the healthiest community in the nation.
Find the Produce Run Schedule Here: https://www.lincolnfoodbank.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Monthly-Produce-Run-Schedule-2020.pdf
In the Four Corners District, there are distribution sites in David City, Seward, and York.
***Sites are still distributing throughout COVID-19. Some adjustments may be made, such as, food may be pre-boxed and handed to you to limit contact.***
Foodnet is a group of volunteers from many different churches and other non-profit organizations trying to stop the waste of food and provide for those in need. We collect food from donors for distribution at our sites around the Lincoln area each day. We provide mostly perishable foods such as fruits, vegetables, dairy products, bread, etc. These are items not usually found at a dry goods food pantry, but are still in demand.
In the Four Corners District, there are sites in Milford and Seward.
Foodnet distributions sites are continuing to serve those in need in Lincoln, Crete, Denton, Milford, and Seward. Each site is taking precautions to handle food in the safest way possible. No Foodnet Site has been made aware of any volunteer or patron being diagnosed or quarantined at this time. Each Foodnet site will be adjusting their routines (which may include the use of drive-up distribution) and we appreciate your patience. We couldn’t do this without the support of the businesses and institutions that generously donate to us. The Foodnet volunteers are also vital to our organization throughout each day and we thank them for their important role at this time.
During COVID-19, the Milford distribution site has closed to distributions. Please contact FoodNet, Inc. to learn about how they are adapting.
The Polk County Health Department has been in existence since 1979 The services offered are available to all residents of Polk County, regardless of income status. Funding comes from a number of sources including: private contracts, private payment based on a fee for services, donations, grants, and tax support from the Polk County Government.
Services of the department include: Homemaker/Chore Services, School Nursing, Health Screenings, Health Education Program, Pedicure Clinics, Blood Pressure Clinics, Public Flu Vaccines, Immunization Clinics - Adult and Childhood, Drug/Alcohol Testing, Lifeline, Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance.
To obtain services from the Polk County Health Department, simply contact the office at (402) 747-2211.
330 North State Street
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Hotline is available Monday - Friday 8:00am - 6:30pm in English and Spanish.
Four Corners Health Department can also process SNAP applications. Contact us here: http://www.fourcorners.ne.gov/contact-us to make an appointment.
If your funds have run out and your basic needs have not been met, we are glad to help.
YCMA awards no more than $150 per person, per year. Preference is given to those with a one-time critical need over chronic requests.
Our funds are used primarily for rent and utilities. Other requests are considered.
Please help us by following these instructions.
Please print or download the request form.
Check with the agencies listed prior to contacting us. Please have each agency fill out their part of this form.
For food, clothes, or toiletries, contact Blue Valley Community action and Living Water Rescue mission.
For rent assistance, contact York County Housing Authority, Blue Valley Community Action, the Department of Health and Human Services, and York County General Assistance.
For utility assistance, contact your utility company. They often have programs to help you. Then contact Blue Valley Community Action, the Department of Health and Human Services, and York County General Assistance.
For medical needs contact 4 Corners Health.
Once you’ve made the above contacts, if your needs have not been met, fill out your part of the Request Form. Please have all adults in your household fill out the personal information page. Print one for each person
Open the On-Call form. Call the pastor who is on call. You will be asked to meet with that pastor in person.
Go to this meeting with the completed form and a photo ID for everyone over 18 in your household.
If your request is for a utility payment, please make sure you bring a copy of your most recent bill. If you have a letter, note, or bill that documents your rent, please bring it.