Crews of volunteers are the labor and force behind Holy Family’s “Sack Lunch Program”. Five days a week different crews gather in Holy Family’s Social Hall to assemble sandwiches and pack lunches for those in need. Jack and Fran Berg are regulars daily. So are many others. They come from all over the city. A different volunteer coordinates each day. Students, too, come from Creighton, College of St. Mary, Marian High School, St Pat’s in Elkhorn, and St. Wenceslaus. They come in small groups; such as, Social Justice classes, Confirmation classes, Leadership teams. Entire families sometimes come to help.
Deacon Al Aulner, Parish Coordinator, 402-345-1062, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 8:30 AM
In January, 2018, 1,738 lunches were given to those in need at Holy Family Church, and 6,038 total lunches were supplied at all the sites around Omaha.
Volunteers and Monetary Support Needed
Anyone wishing to volunteer to help serve the homeless, the poor, those in need, are encouraged to join us whenever possible. With the grace of God, monetary, and physical assistance, Holy Family is able to provide a meal for those who might otherwise not have access to food that day. We are in special need because the Food Bank no longer credits churches in the Omaha area with supplies. 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. The article in the Catholic Voice detailing this event can be accessed by following this link: http://catholicvoiceomaha.com. Search for Holy Family Lunch Program