Lunch Program

Crews of volunteers are the labor and force behind Holy Family’s “Sack Lunch Program”.  Five days a week, a different crew gathers in Holy Family’s Social Hall to assemble sandwiches and pack lunches for those in need. Jack and Fran Berg are the hub of the ministry working daily to support each team.  Students also play a part in this ministry. They come mostly from Creighton, College of St. Mary, Marian High School, St Pat’s in Elkhorn, St. Wenceslaus, Maty Our Queen, St. Pius, Duchesne.  Many of the students put into practice what they have learned in classes such as;  Social Justice, Confirmation formation and Leadership classes.   Entire families sometimes come to help as well.

Deacon Al Aulner, Parish Coordinator, 402-345-1062,

Place and Times
Lunch-making takes place in the Social Hall (entrance on lower level, South Door)
Sunday: Start at 11:15 AM (after 10:00 AM Mass)
Monday through Friday: Start at 8:45 AM

TOTAL November and December of 2018 and January of 2019: 5949, 3927, and 5022.

From the door at Holy Family: November, December, January: 2322, 1573, and 1861.

The difference was given to those in need from the van that travels to various sites around Omaha as part of the Street Ministry that James Parsons started. James died in the summer of 2018.

Volunteers and Monetary Support Needed

Anyone wishing to volunteer to help serve the homeless and the poor in this ministry are encouraged to join us whenever possible. With the grace of God, and the  monetary and physical assistance of may friends and supporters, Holy Family is able to provide a meal for those who might otherwise not have access to food that day.  Send donations to Holy Family Lunch Program, 1715 Izard St., Omaha, NE 68102, or click the ‘Donate’ button below. Mark checks for Lunch Program.

On June 17th, 2011, the Archbishop of the Omaha Archdiocese, George J Lucas visited Holy Family and joined the volunteers making sandwiches that day.

Folks in the Lunch Program and throughout Holy Family mourn the deaths of Martin and Dana, sons of Jack and Fran Berg, James Parsons,  and Mary Lou Ruh.