A clean way forward—the Fresh Start Laundromat opens soon. LEARN MORE

Holy Smokes! We’re doing a drive-thru BBQ!

While the need for our services has doubled over the last few months, the safety and health of everyone in the Heart Ministry Center family remains our number one priority. Holy Smokes is an important way for us to come together to support our clients, but we also need to make sure we’re practicing social distancing and other public health guidelines. If we can’t host our usual barbeque, we’ll do it drive-thru style!

Please join us for an evening of delicious take-out barbeque (smoked right in our parking lot) and fun activities, all from your car. You’ll be supporting the thousands of individuals and families who are severely affected by poverty, and are looking to us for a way forward.

Friday, Aug. 28
6–8 p.m.
2222 Binney Street

Programs and Services

Choice Food Pantry

The Heart Ministry Center offers a “choice” food pantry. Pantry clients can choose from a variety of bread, meat, produce, and canned or boxed items. Clients are able to use the pantry once every 30 days.


Tuesday: 10am – 1pm
Wednesday: 10am – 1pm
Thursday: 10am – 1pm
Friday: 10am – 1pm
Saturday: 9am – 12pm

Porto Urgent Care Clinic

The Porto Urgent Care Clinic provides free basic medical care on a walk-in basis. Creighton University nurse practitioners can treat everyday healthcenterhealth problems like the flu, sore throat or infections. Basic screenings for diabetes and blood pressure, as well as flu shots are available.


Wednesday: 10am – 1pm
Friday: 10am – 1pm

Fresh Start Job Placement Program

Fresh Start provides an opportunity for participants to learn job skills, effective workplace communication and customer service skills while helping to serve others in the community. The Center provides employment placement assistance for graduates of the program.

Contact Mark Dahir at 402-880-4746 or mark@heartministrycenter.com to learn more about taking part in the Fresh Start program

Special Thanks to Our Holy Smokes Sponsors