we amplify the abundance with
Local Foods. Training. Jobs. Entrepreneurship.

No More Empty Pots (NMEP) is a grassroots non-profit organization connecting individuals and groups to improve self-sufficiency, regional food security, and economic resilience of urban and rural communities through advocacy and action. NMEP strives to support communities in becoming self-sufficient and food secure through collaboration and adherence to our core values of:


Consumers, Producers
and Our Youth


Land Use and
Community Resources


Triple Bottom Line People, Planet, and Profit

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Phase 2 Gap: $307,640
Community Cafe, Business Incubator, Kids' Kitchen,
and Rooftop Garden

Peter Kiewit Summer Fun Program | Completely Kids participants with NMEP Youth Culinary Instructor Wes

Our  gap is $307,640 to cover the costs of construction for PHASE 2 for the support of youth, seniors, and food focused entrepreneurs with the following:

  • The cafe for food distribution, workforce training, and entrepreneur pop-up space
  • The incubator for food business back office and creative support, including private conference room meeting space for staff and program participants
  • The kids kitchen for hands-on  nutrition education and STEAM activities
  • The rooftop garden for small scale intensive food production, educational classes, workshops and events
  • In a partnership with Creighton University’s Sustainable Energy Science students, monitor hub energy usage and develop a pathway for experiential  renewable energy training.

Thank you for your generous gifts
to support Phase 2!

Mammel Foundation
Weitz Family Foundation
Omaha Restaurant Association
The Sherwood Foundation
Immanuel Vision Foundation
Richard Brooke Foundation
Holland Foundation
Peter Kiewit Foundation
Jewish Federation of Omaha
Jessica Warren-Teamer & Shannon Teamer
Shirley & Dan Neary
Sunderland Foundation

Phase 1 Gap: $0 – Shared-use & Production/Training Kitchens OPEN & OPERATIONAL

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and donate now!

  • Anonymous
  • Nancy Mammel
  • Mammel Foundation
  • USDA AMS Local Foods Promotion Program
  • Shirley & Dan Neary (Friends of No More Empty Pots and Supporters of the Food Hub)
  • Donna Polk
  • Lucy & Doug Wilson
  • Peter Kiewit Foundation
  • Immanuel Vision Foundation
  • Carlynn Hartman-Kurtz Memorial Fund
  • Weitz Family Foundation
  • United Way of the Midlands
  • Omaha Restaurant Association
  • Armonia Fund
  • Wells Fargo
  • Anthony & Sara DeMars Cerasoli
  • 2016 Omaha Gives Donors
  • 2017 Omaha Gives Donors
  • The Sherwood Foundation
  • Annette & Paul Smith
  • First National Bank
  • Richard Brooke Foundation
  • Holland Foundation
  • 2018 Omaha Gives Donors
  • Jewish Federation of Omaha
  • Jessica Warren-Teamer & Shannon Teamer
  • 2019 Omaha Gives Donors

Total Investment All Phases:
$4.1 million*

Expected return over 5 years: Based on surveys and market research – Over $3 million in wages and benefits; over 6 tons diverted waste; 10% renewable energy; 5 new businesses, over 10 new jobs, 75 trainees; increased food security; better access to affordable local foods; improved nutrition education, self-sufficiency and economic resilience. Generate 70% of income needed to operate the facility within ten years of operations.
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