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.

CURRENTLY OPERATING AS A DRIVE-THROUGH CLINIC:

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 us to learn more about taking part in the Fresh Start program

Gary L. Maag Dental Clinic

Volunteer dentists provide free dental care to clients at the Heart Ministry Center. Dental services are focused on pain alleviation through teeth extractions and cavity fillings.

Services are by appointment only

Case Management

The Heart Ministry Center may be able to help with more than just food, medical care and other basic necessities. Center social workers and case managers can meet with clients individually to discuss assistance or referrals to other resources for SNAP, housing, finances, transportation, parenting, and other areas of need.

Client Volunteer Program

The Center food pantry could not operate without a committed group of volunteers.

Volunteer Opportunities Available!!
Interested in volunteering? Have questions? Maybe you’d like a tour? Be our guest and stop by before you decide where to spend your valuable time.

Volunteer shifts are as follows:
Monday: 3pm – 5pm
Tuesday: 3pm – 5pm
Wednesday: 3pm – 5pm
Thursday: 9am – 2pm *Outside volunteer services
Friday: 3pm – 5pm
Saturday: 1pm – 3pm

Looking forward to meeting you!

Holidays and Special Events

Throughout the year, the Center offers various special events to better meet the needs of clients. These special events may include holiday pantries, back-to-school events, health screenings or block parties. Check the center calendar or contact the Center to ask about upcoming events.

Additional Services

The Heart Ministry Center offers other services and programs on a weekly or monthly basis. Attorneys provide free legal advice on civil matters related to family law, employment and landlord-tenant disputes. 

* 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.