Recent Agency News
FOOD BANK CLOSED TODAY, FEB. 2.
Due to inclement weather, the Food Bank of Lincoln offices are CLOSED today (Feb. 2).
There will be NO mobile food distributions, Agency pick-ups or food donation collections today.
We anticipate we will resume regular business hours on Feb. 3. By 7:30 a.m., a message will be recorded on our phone greeting to announce any closing decisions. To hear the announcement and any related details, please call (402) 466-8170.
Stay warm. Stay safe. And have a good day!
Recall: Raw Cashew Pieces
Heritage International (USA) Inc. of Compton, CA is voluntarily recalling one lot of Trader Joe's Raw Cashew Pieces with the following code "BEST BEFORE 07.17.2016TF4" because of potential contamination with Salmonella.
The recall only affects one specific lot of Trader Joe's Raw Cashew Pieces. The product comes in a 16 ounce, clear, non-resealable plastic package (with a barcode number of 00505154) and with the following lot code, "BEST BEFORE 07.17.2016TF4." The "BEST BEFORE" information can be found on the backside of the package above the barcode.
The product was distributed only to Trader Joe's stores in Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington D.C. and Wisconsin.
Customers who have purchased the specified lot code (BEST BEFORE 07.17.2016TF4) of Raw Cashew Pieces are urged not to eat the product, and to dispose of it or return it to any Trader Joe's for a full refund. Customers may call Trader Joe's Customer Relations at (626) 599-3817 6:00AM-6:00PM PST, Monday - Friday, with any questions.
Change of Address
Attention all Agencies...
The Food Bank of Lincoln is dropping their PO Box and converting BACK to their street address beginning February 1st, 2016.
Beginning February 1st, all mail should be addressed as follows:
Food Bank of Lincoln
4840 Doris Bair Circle, Ste A
Lincoln NE 68504
Holiday wishes to you from the Food Bank of Lincoln
ACTION ALERT/CALL-IN from FEEDING AMERICA
Urgent update: tax package is at risk! Call Congress today!
Right now, Congress is working on a tax package that would renew or make permanent several expiring tax provisions. A deal was close, but it's now on the ropes. This is the closest we've been to getting charitable tax incentives expanded and made permanent and we need your voice now more than ever!
(This is a bill to provide incentives to farmers and food manufacturers to donate leftover/unused food to nonprofits (often Food Banks)).
We are joining nonprofits from around the country and calling Congress today to convince them to expand and make permanent the food donation tax deduction and other charitable tax incentives. Will you join us?
Call Congress Today!
Calling Congress is easy. Here's how:
1. Just dial our toll free number, (888) 398-8702, listen to the pre-recorded message and enter your zip code when prompted.
2. Once you are connected to your first senator, state that you are a constituent, and give your name and the town you are calling from.
3. Let them know you are calling about tax policy and deliver this important message:
As your constituent and supporter/employee of [YOUR FOOD BANK NAME], I am calling you to urge you to include the America Gives More Act charitable tax incentives in the final tax package currently being negotiated in Congress. Feeding America food banks are providing food for 46.5 million Americans a year and need more food to meet the need. At the same time, over 70 billion pounds of food are wasted each year here in America. You can help us get more food to those in need by passing charitable giving tax incentives immediately.
4. Be sure to dial back in and speak with both of your senators and your representative.
5. Help us spread the word by sharing this alert on social media!