We Fight Poverty with Local Foods. Training. Jobs. Entrepreneurship.
The Food Hub is based on a system of interdependent activities including commercial kitchens, community café, cold/dry storage, and food systems focused incubator rooted in proven models that deliver positive outcomes in job training, workforce readiness, food waste reduction, healthy food access, income generation and business development.
Need to rent a commercial kitchen?
Phase 1 Gap: $0 – Shared-use & Production/Training Kitchens
Thank you Sherwood Foundation for closing the gap on Phase 1 funding for the Collaborative Community Centered Food Hub!
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Phase 2 Gap: $886,948 – Community Cafe, Business Incubator, Kids’ Kitchen, and Rooftop Garden
TARGETED OPENING: March 2019
Thank you for your generous gifts to lead Phase 2 fundraising!
Weitz Family Foundation – $300,000
Omaha Restaurant Association – $6,179
The Sherwood Foundation – $305,537
Immanuel Vision Foundation – $25,000
Richard Brooke Foundation – $25,000
Holland Foundation – $150,000
Peter Kiewit Foundation – $300,000
Our new gap is $886,948 for Phase 2 to support youth, seniors, and food focused entrepreneurs by adding the cafe for food distribution and workforce training, the incubator for food business back office and creative support, the kids’ kitchen for hands-on nutrition education and STEAM activities, and the rooftop garden for small scale intensive food production and renewable energy training.
Join our Supporters
Anonymous, Nancy Mammel, Mammel Foundation, USDA AMS Local Foods Promotion Program, Dan & Shirley Neary (Friends of No More Empty Pots and Supporters of the Food Hub), Donna Polk, Lucy & Doug Wilson, Peter Kiewit Foundation, Immanuel Vision Foundation, Carlynn Hartman-Kurtz Memorial Fund, Weitz Family Foundation, United Way of the Midlands, Omaha Restaurant Association, Armonia Fund, Wells Fargo, Anthony & Sara DeMars Cerasoli, 2016 Omaha Gives Donors, 2017 Omaha Gives Donors, The Sherwood Foundation, Annette & Paul Smith, First National Bank, Richard Brooke Foundation, Holland Foundation.
Total Investment All Phases: $4 million*
Expected return over 5 years: Based on surveys and market research – Nearly $3 million in wages and benefits; over 6 tons diverted waste; 2 tons vermicompost; 10% renewable energy; 5 new businesses, over 10 new jobs, 75 trainees; increased food security; better access to affordable local foods; improved nutrition education, self-sufficiency and economic resilience. Generate 90% of income needed to operate the facility.
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