Holiday Food Drive 2013

November 19 - December 23


empty cupboard picture

The Holiday Food Drive is held each year between Thanksgiving and Christmas. To kick off the drive, the Lincoln Journal Star willinsert grocery bags with the slogan "Think of this bag as an empty cupboard. Help us fill it" into newspapers on Tuesday, November 19.


Friends of the Food Bank can fill these bags with food and drop them off in a Food Bank barrel at over 29 participating grocery stores in Lincoln and surrounding communities. Many stores will also have prepacked holiday food bags that customers can buy to fill the barrels.


The 2013 Holiday Food Drive is sponsored by:

Land O Lakes, Farm Credit Services , 10/11 Television, and the Lincoln Journal Star.


Since its inception, the Holiday Food Drive has brought in over 2 million pounds of food.

Participating Stores:

A Street Market: 33rd & A

Akins Natural Foods: 69th & O

HyVee: 70th & Pioneers, 50th & O, 27th & Superior, 40th & Old Cheney, 84th & Holdrege

HyVee Mainstreet:
48th & Leighton

Ideal Grocery: 27th & F

IGA Marketplace: W. Huntington

Leon's Gourmet: Winthrop & South

Russ's Markets: 70th & Van Dorn, 66th & O, 63rd & Havelock, 17th & Washington,
Coddington & W. A, 33rd & Hwy 2

Save-Best: 27th & Y

Save Mart: 11th & Cornhusker

Sun Mart Foods: West O, 48th & Van Dorn, 17th & South

Super Saver: 27th & Cornhusker, 48th & O, 27th & Pine Lake, 56th & Hwy 2, Fallbrook

Walmart: 27th & Superior, 84th & Leighton, Andermatt & Hwy 2, 27th & Grainger















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Fact: In Southeast Nebraska, nearly 20,000 children live in households where people have to skip meals or eat less to make ends meet.