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 2 Gap: $681,748 – Community Cafe, Business Incubator, Kids’ Kitchen, and Rooftop Garden
OPEN NOW: June 2019 | Kids Kitchen, Business Incubator
OPENING SOON: July 2019 | Cups Cafe at Florence, Rooftop garden
Our gap is $681,748 to cover the costs of construction for Phase 2 for the support of youth, seniors, and food focused entrepreneurs with the following:
- the cafe for food distribution, workforce training, and entrepreneur pop-up space
- the incubator for food business back office and creative support, including private conference room meeting space for staff and program participants
- the kids kitchen for hands-on nutrition education and STEAM activities
- the rooftop garden for small scale intensive food production, educational classes, workshops and events
- In a partnership with Creighton University’s Sustainable Energy Science students, monitor hub energy usage and develop a pathway for experiential renewable energy training.
Thank you for your generous gifts to support Phase 2!
Weitz Family Foundation
Omaha Restaurant Association
The Sherwood Foundation
Immanuel Vision Foundation
Richard Brooke Foundation
Peter Kiewit Foundation
Jewish Federation of Omaha
Jessica Warren-Teamer & Shannon Teamer
Shirley & Dan Neary
Phase 1 Gap: $0 – Shared-use & Production/Training Kitchens
OPEN & OPERATIONAL
Join our Supporters
Anonymous, Nancy Mammel, Mammel Foundation, USDA AMS Local Foods Promotion Program, Shirley & Dan 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, 2018 Omaha Gives Donors, Jewish Federation of Omaha, Jessica Warren-Teamer & Shannon Teamer.
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; 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 within ten years of 0perations.
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