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, and St. Wenceslaus.  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 May, June, July: 6981, 7103, and 6831

About 1/3 are distributed from the door at Holy Family

In June and July, 2018, 7103 and 6831 lunches were given to those in need at all the sites around Omaha.  About 1/3 are distributed from the door at Holy Family.

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. The article in the Catholic Voice detailing this event can be accessed by following this link: Search for Holy Family Lunch Program