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Benjamin’s Basil Makes it Big

Benjamin is a 12 year old entrepreneur. Recently, he took his passion for farming and expanded his entrepreneurial pursuits. When his tomato plants didn’t make it, he decided to try growing something else. With the help of Sun Valley Gardens, Benjamin started to grow melons and Thai Basil for the farmers market.

On a search for basil to put in No More Empty Pots CSA’s and prepared meals, we stumbled upon Benjamin and his produce stand. He shared his love for farming and organic growing practices with us. Because he was so successful in growing delicious basil, we were able to give Benjamin his first large order!

When we engage the local food system by purchasing from local producers, we support the livelihood of the individuals and families growing nutrient dense fresh produce that is then made accessible to the community.

When we support educational and entrepreneurial opportunities for youth like Benjamin, we support intergenerational self-sufficiency through food growing and business development.

Get Local Foods Delivered To You Weekly

We believe eating healthy, local and fresh should be easily accessible for all. Through Community Harvest market price for meals is currently $5 and CSA’s are $20 or you can participate through our Pay What You Can Model.

Emergency Food Relief Still Available

If you or someone you know is in need of immediate food support, click the button below to complete the Feeding Our Neighbors registration form or email communityharvest@nmepomaha.org.

No More Empty Pots is looking for a Facilities Specialist and a Development Specialist. These two roles are crucial to expanding the impact of our work in the community! If you or someone you know is interested, please submit a resume, cover letter, and 2 professional references to No More Empty Pots at jobs@nmepomaha.org. Be sure to include why this position with No More Empty Pots is a good fit for you.

Facilities Specialist

NMEP seeks a meticulous and customer-service oriented cleaning professional with commercial kitchen maintenance and minor construction experience to join the team. The position is responsible for keeping NMEP’s Food Hub and administrative office safe and sanitary. All NMEP personnel are expected to prioritize people and a focus on relationships while maintaining high standards of program delivery and using sustainable budgeting and time management practices. This position will report to the Facilities Manager.

Development Specialist

No More Empty Pots seeks a highly motivated, friendly, detail-oriented individual with strong time management skills and development experience to join our team. The position is responsible for general development activities including donor engagement, major gifts, fundraising, grants, and campaigns. This position reports directly to the CEO.

There's So Much Power In Your Voice

Your voice matters; that’s why we want to ensure it’s heard this election year! Since election day is approaching soon, we’ve provided a breakdown below for instructions and tips on voting.

Are You Registered?

The deadline to register to vote is October 16. Check if you’re registered by calling your County Election Commission or visiting www.votercheck.necvr.ne.gov/voterview After registering, make your polling plan and plan your ballot by visiting ballotready.org

Register Online

Register Online (Requires a valid Driver’s License or State ID) Visit www.vote.org or www.nebraska.gov/apps-sos-voter-registration/

Download a Voter Registration Form

(Requires last 4 digits of your SSN)

Visit Or Call Your County Election Commission

  • Sarpy County |  (402) 593-4155
    501 Olson Drive, Suite 4, Papillion, NE 68046
  • Douglas County | (402) 444-8683
    12220 W Center Road, Omaha, NE 68144

Key Dates

October 4 USPS recommended deadline to request a ballot by mail.

October 5 First day to vote early in person

October 19 USPS recommended deadline to put your ballot in the mail.

October 23 Last day to request an absentee ballot.

November 2 Last day to vote early in person

November 3 Election Day AND Last day to return early voting ballot in person.

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