Beginning January 3rd, all meals must be catered! We will no longer accept meals prepared in personal homes. If your business or church has a commercial or industrial style kitchen where you typically prepare your meals, we will continue to accept those.
We ask that meals being prepared in church or business kitchens follow safety standards of proper hand washing, gloves, proper food handling and storage, etc. The safety of the youth we serve is our top priority and hope you understand!
What kind of food should I cater? Pizza, sandwiches, fried chicken, pastas, or other catered options work great!
Where is the meal delivered? Our Outreach Center is located at 2602 Harney. You are welcome to deliver your catered meal or you can have the caterer deliver. If you wish to tip your delivery driver, please do so when ordering your meal. Outreach staff cannot sign or add a tip to your order.
How many youth does the meal need to feed? We ask that the meal feeds 15 youth.
Do I need to provide plates, napkins, cups, or utensils? We can have these available onsite, but donations of these items are always appreciated!
Do I need to provide drinks? It is not required, but would be great if you could! The youth enjoy Gatorade, soda, and bottled water.
What time do I deliver the meal? Drop off is 12:00.
What can I expect upon delivery? If needed, a member of the Outreach team can assist you with carrying the meal inside. The meal is served buffet style, allowing the youth to make their plate at any point during business hours. Because of this, there is no need for the meal to be physically served.
Can I receive a receipt for my donation? Absolutely. Please contact Maren Larsen to receive a receipt.
What if I need to cancel or reschedule my meal? If you are no longer able to provide a meal on the day you signed up for, you can cancel or reschedule your date below. If you are canceling on the day of your meal, please contact our main office at 402-345-5187, so other arrangements can be made as we rely heavily on our volunteers and meal signup.
Can't sponsor an entire meal? Make a donation on our website to help support homeless youth.
Please contact Maren Larsen at [email protected] with any questions.
Thank you for your support!