Choice Food Distribution

Dignity for all is at the core of Heart Ministry Center’s Choice Food Distribution Program, the largest in Nebraska. Our beautiful Eugene Williams Food Pantry is set up like a grocery store, allowing community members the ability to shop and choose from a selection of meats, produce, bakery goods, dairy items, and shelf-stable foods for free. 

Typically, community members receive enough food for two weeks, as well as information about the full range of services available on our campus, located in the heart of North Omaha. In 2022, the Choice Food Distribution Program provided nearly 3.2 million pounds of food to over 142,000 of our neighbors in need. 

Contact the Program Director

Jimmy King
Food Distribution Director

* Heart Ministry receives a portion of our food from the USDA through the Emergency Food Assistance Program, also known as TEFAP. No ID or additional information is required to receive TEFAP food(s) as long as you are under the monthly gross income guidelines and a Nebraska resident.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider. Click here to view the complete USDA Nondiscrimination Policy.

Hours of Operation:

Tuesday: 10:00am – 1:00pm Seniors age 55+ (Shop inside) 
Wednesday: 10:00am – 1:00pm (Shop inside)
Thursday: 10:00am – 1:00pm (Shop inside)
Friday: 10:00am – 1:00pm (Shop inside)
Saturday: 10:00am – 12:00pm (Drive Thru Only)

Beginning January 31, 2023, we will be returning to our pre-pandemic policy of one pantry visit per month for all community members.

Pounds of food distributed weekly

"Heart Ministry Center is a miracle on 24th Street."

Bob Head,  Volunteer

Children complete an art project


A visit to Heart Ministry Center provides an opportunity for children to explore the Art Room, where they can take part in group projects with longtime beloved volunteer, Ms. Buffie, that will decorate the walls of the building. What’s more, each child can choose a new toy to take home.