Welcome to
Little Free Pantry of Omaha

What to know

Background

The Little Free Pantry was an idea that started in May of 2016 in Fayetteville, AR, to support those dealing with food insecurity. The goal of this project was to bring the community together to provide easily accessible foods and goods to local individuals in need.In most food pantries, you may be required to fill out an application or bring a photo ID. They also have set hours of operation restricting individuals looking for food support. The Little Free Pantry provides 24/7 access to food, without having to fill out any information.With multiple locations, more people have an opportunity to obtain these goods if unable to walk or drive to a local food pantry center. The convenience of this project ensures everyone has access to free food and useful items no matter the circumstance. 

Why we're here

According to the Feeding America: Map the Meal Gap, approximately 75,450 individuals living in Douglas County suffer with food insecurity---or 14.2% of the general population.  While Sarpy County's rate is 10.8%, nearly 18,000 individuals continue to experience food insecurity. Sadly, many of those affected are children.  This astounding number of people needing assistance shows the importance of this project.

How to get involved

 The Little Free Pantry (LFP) is a full-circle community effort to help those who aren’t easily able to meet everyday food and personal needs. Those in need are able to approach the LFP freely at any time of day to take anything they need, whether it be food or personal items. Those who want to give are just as easily able to approach the LFP and leave whatever items they desire. The LFP silences the stigma and shame that divides folks who give and folks who need.

Two Ways to Get Involved

  1. If you would like to have a pantry on your property, click the button below to fill out the application! We will build and install the pantry, and you will be responsible for stocking it throughout the year.
  2. If you are unable to have a Little Free Pantry on your property, you can still help stock the currently installed pantries with food and personal items! You can view the list of installed pantries at the bottom of this page.

Current Locations

2714 Newport Avenue, Omaha

Private residence

3424 North 90th Street

Unity of Omaha

7301 N 28th Street

Mount Olive Lutheran Church

6528 Florence Boulevard

Private residence

1621 Corby Street

Private residence

3004 Belvedere Boulevard

Church of the Resurrection

Additional locations

5701 North 16th Street

Sherman Community Center

4915 Pratt Street

Private residence

2518 South 123rd Street

Private residence

7704 Sunset Drive (Ralston)

Private residence

307 Hogan Drive (Papillion)

Private residence

110 West Eagle Street (Arlington)

Private residence

Sponsorship Application

How to get a Little Free Pantry

 Would you or your organization like to sponsor a Little Free Pantry?   If so, we will build and install it for you.  You and the community will help to keep it stocked.  All we ask is that you just let us know when/if it needs repairs or a little TLC.  Please fill out the application by clicking on the link below: 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf7QzGTsBGyFttI7J91XQ2IuT3aTyqyOhtMQ3zRkw3trvtK1Q/viewform

Available downloads

Click on a file to download.

Open gable pantry design drawing (pdf)

Download

Shed roof pantry design drawing #1 (jpg)

Download

Shed roof pantry design drawing #2 (jpg)

Download

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Better yet, see us in person!

We love our volunteers, so feel free to contact us during normal business hours.

Little Free Pantry of Omaha

(402) 830-6553 or (402) 830-5901

Hours

Monday - Friday: 9am - 8pm

Saturday: 9am-5pm

Sunday: Closed