Food 4 Kids
This is the backpack food program for Elkhorn Public Schools. We provide non-perishable food for kids in need to take home for the weekends and to be distributed to hungry kids throughout the school day.
Help stock the pantry: mac ‘n cheese cups, microwave pasta cups, pop-top soup, ramen noodles, fruit cups, applesauce cups, pudding cups, individual cereal, single-serve oatmeal, Pop tarts, granola bars, fruit snacks, juice boxes, and individually packaged snacks such as pretzels, popcorn, goldfish, etc.
Open Door Mission Lunches
Volunteers will assemble and pack as many lunches as possible from 9:30 am – 10:30 am on Saturday mornings in Bethany’s Mission Center. All food and materials will be provided. SIGN UP TO MAKE LUNCHES.
Lydia House & Men's Garland Center
Each Monday we mentor residents of the Lydia House and Men’s Garland Center at the Open Door Mission. Join us to share your story, help others learn more about their faith, and live out loving our neighbors.
Open Door Mission Crochet Blanket Ministry
Help Bethany provide prayer blankets to the adults being baptized at the Open Door Mission. You can make them at your own home and on your own schedule. Blankets can be knitted or crocheted in any pattern (any yarn weight will do but preferably no wool yarn) and should measure 28 x 32 inches. Contact Devanee for more information.
Meals on Wheels
We team up with the Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging’s Home Delivered Meals program to fulfill the nutritional needs of homebound senior citizens in the Elkhorn area. Noontime meals are personally delivered Monday through Friday to senior citizens in need.
Valley Community Meal
Join us on the second Sunday of the month as we provide and serve a meal to the community in Valley.
Omaha Bridges Out of Poverty
We partner with Bridges Out of Poverty with their Getting Ahead workshop. During the ten-week workshop participants that are constantly struggling to make ends meet, living paycheck to paycheck, and cannot see a way out learn that they have the power to influence their future and create a positive change for themselves an their loved ones to break the cycle of poverty.
Christian Outreach Program Elkhorn
COPE is a nonprofit organization that provides assistance to those whose needs are temporarily greater than their means. Services provided without boundary area restrictions include monthly food pantry shopping, clothing closet shopping, household goods shopping. Services provided to those in the Bennington, Elkhorn, and DC West school districts include a Christmas program, Easter food baskets, school supply backpack program as well as rental and utility assistance.