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Our address is 113 East Washington in downtown Kearney with a rear entrance. Just look…

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We will be distributing Christmas meal fixin’s Friday, December 19, 2-6pm. If you have signed…

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Kearney Food Pantry

Community focused on providing food & needs for people experiencing a rainy day.

Rainy days

Sometimes the sun doesn't shine and it's hard to make ends meet.


That's where community come into play. We believe in being our brothers keeper and providing an umbrella for the rain.


If you agree, donate a bit and be the umbrella for those who need help.


In Kearney, we're more than just a community, we're family, rainy days and all.

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Need Help?

You may utilize the Kearney Food Pantry every 2 full weeks or once a month for a temporary period of time. This will be determined at time of application for assistance. The Kearney Food Pantry exists to assist you during a temporary financial need. While we can't help you monetarily, we can provide you with some food and/or paper and cleaning items if they are available to us. Your case will be reviewed every 6 months.

Everyone hits a bump in the road from time to time. If you or someone your know is in need don't hesitate to call or come in. No one should go hungry. Don't let a situation get you down, we're here to help.

Hours of Operation
Tuesdays, 2-4 p.m. Thursdays, 3-6:30 p.m.
The Kearney Food Pantry will be closed if the Kearney R-1 School District is closed due to inclement weather.

Things to bring

As part of the Feeding America network. Bringing the following documents helps us to better serve the community and your needs.

Drivers License

Or State Picture ID

Social Security Cards

For all members of your household

Address Verification

Like a water or electric bill. Something other than a drivers license.

Income Verification

Such as a pay stub or unemployment form.

Harvesters Agency Locator

You don't live in the Kearney area? Use the Harvesters Agency Locator to find provider in your area.

Harvesters Community Food Network

We feed the hungry & Strengthen our community

Helping the Kearney Food Pantry

The Kearney Food Pantry partners with Harvesters to obtain food items for cents on the pound. Monetary donations are always welcome to fund this source and to purchase items for immediate need that the pantry might be lacking.

Our biggest resource have been churches and groups within the churches, social circles, organizations, scout groups, 4-H clubs, businesses and individuals. We're so thankful for your ongoing food drives, volunteerism, and community related efforts. We couldn't do this without you!

Our Top Twenty Needs

Our top requested items. Keep these items in mind as you shop or provide items in a food drive. Download the list.

  • Baking Items 90%

  • Canned Meals 87%

  • Canned Fruits 86%

  • Canned Tomatoes / spaghetti sauce 86%

  • Dry Meals 84%

  • Canned Beans 83%

  • Peanut Butter 83%

  • Pancake Mix / Syrup 82%

  • Canned & Boxed Potatoes & Stuffing 80%

  • Cleaning Products 80%

  • Personal Care Items 80%

  • Women's Products 90%

  • Paper/Plastic e.g. trash bags, toilet paper, etc. 75%

  • Mexican - refried beans, salsa, etc. 84%

  • Crackers - saltines, ritz, club, etc 84%

  • Hot Beverages - Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocalate, etc. 80%

  • Juices - bottled 85%

  • Milk, eggs, cheese 98%

  • Ground Beef 1-2lb pckgs 95%

  • Canned Vegetables 60%

Get Help & Give Help

Need help or interested in donating, volunteering or learning about hunger. Drop us a line here and we'll be sure to be in touch with you.

Join us in ensuring that no one in our community goes hungry. We're happy to answer calls but emails are best.

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