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*.
Monday- 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday- 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday- 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Thursday- 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Friday- 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Saturday- 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
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 health problems like the flu, sore throat or infections. Basic screenings for diabetes and blood pressure, as well as flu shots are available.
Clinic temporary closed – please contact 402-451-2321 for more information.
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
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.
Thursday 9am-2pm *Outside volunteer services
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.
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.