Isabella Explores the Wonders of Spinach Seeds

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”4569″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1553868819734{padding-top: 10px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1554057251475{padding-top: 15px !important;}”] Earlier this year, Kaneko began hosting a series of workshops called the Creative Catalyst Series. No More Empty Pots collaborated with Kaneko on a special activity on seeds, sowing and planting. The youth planted a variety of greens, garlic, carrots, peas, okra, watermelon and squash into trays that were…

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Shaquila Puts in an Apartment Application

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”4584″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1553877260726{padding-top: 10px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text] When Shaquila joined Cohort 6 in January, she and her 4-year-old son had been living with friends and family for years. “We’ve basically been homeless since he was born,” says Shaquila. Halfway through the program, she lost her place to live and found herself in a shelter, with no…

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Al Kennedy Builds Warmth Into Neighborhood Café

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”4565″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1553868296521{padding-top: 15px !important;}”] We met Al through his son Alan Kennedy of Project Advocates, who has been leading the Phase Two project on the No More Empty Pots Food Hub renovation. Having just celebrated his seventy-fifth birthday, retired carpenter Al spent several days lending carpentry skills to the Cups Café at Little Italy…

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Marcus Standing Tall is at Home

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”4558″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1553867942632{padding-top: 10px !important;}”] Marcus found us at No More Empty Cups in August. While talking to him, we discovered that he had an interest in technology and even had a limited background in IT. Marcus had been coming to the shop regularly because he felt like it was a safe place for…

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El Grows Food and Advocates for Justice

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”4550″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1553867693349{padding-top: 10px !important;}”] This summer El Siebert turned 80 years old and he celebrated his birthday with family and friends. He stopped by to share his hand made birthday invitations with his address and directions. He was ordering enough cake for 80 people so he thought he should invite as many as…

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Service Learning Part I – Food Systems Through the Lens & Pens

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”4258″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1543517097210{padding-top: 15px !important;}”]It takes a village to become No More Empty Pots. Our supportive community includes participants, volunteers, interns, donors, staff and community partners. We love to partner with the Service Learning Academy from the University of Nebraska Omaha. Educational activities connected to serving others demonstrate our values and our practice of…

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Cooking at Home Comes With So Many Benefits- Here Are a Few!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This article was written by Wes Zollicoffer, CWTP Participant – Cohort 5[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Eating out is one of America’s favorite past times. A great steak, a good burger, or private personal chef at Taco Bell… who doesn’t want that? With all of those yummy reasons to take part in dining out, there are very compelling reasons why…

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