In your generosity, you raised $12,250 for the first class of the 15 week culinary workforce development program. The funds will purchase supplies that include uniforms, knives, aprons, and instruction manuals for the first class of participants. The workforce program is set to launch in August 2017. With this training, un- and under-employed workers get hands-on culinary instructionContinue reading »
The food hub renovation is taking shape. Demolition to remove walls between the two buildings has been completed. The electrical panel has been installed and connected by OPPD. And as with most buildings circa 1900 undergoing an adaptive reuse process, a few surprises surfaced. We discovered four separate water and gas lines in one building. Damaged wood from pockets of termite infestations and charring from an apparent fire was removed and replaced.
The masonry subcontractors have been busy cutting concrete, building elevator shafts, and constructing stairwell casings. The first rounds of inspections have gone well. So far, so good with the construction progress. The shared use and production kitchens are on track to be ready by fall 2016.
Dear Friends: Many of you may know by now but it is with a heavy heart that I share the passing of Carlynn Hartman-Kurtz. Larry Kurtz, her husband and resident Omaha “Worm Wrangler” asked that we share information about Carlynn’s memorial with our community of friends and supporters. Carlynn’s interests included an active involvement in her church, Second UnitarianContinue reading »
Omaha Gives! kicks off at midnight. No More Empty Pots is participating and have two goals: Raise awareness about No More Empty Pots with six word stories Raise $5,000 for summer educational programming with Truck Farm Omaha and the gardens at the North Omaha Intergenerational Campus and Florence Community Garden. Click here to schedule andContinue reading »
With University of Nebraska at Omaha College of Business Administration and the US Composting Council, No More Empty Pots is hosting a workshop on “Managing Organics: From Food Waste to Opportunity” to be held on Thursday, July 31st, 2014 at the University of Nebraska at Omaha College of Business Mammel Hall. This workshop has asContinue reading »
In February No More Empty Pots received an invitation from Campus Kitchens to attend the first ever Food Waste & Hunger Summit and deliver a session on Poverty & Authentic Leadership. The event was well organized and well attended by smart energetic students working to maximize on-campus and community resources to address hunger issues inContinue reading »
No More Empty Pots is fortunate to have dedicated supporters, donors, collaborators, and volunteers. From connecting to resources to giving of time and money to identifying people and groups to help, you make it happen. But sometimes when trying to explain No More Empty Pots to someone else, it may be a little difficult. SoContinue reading »