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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Local Artist In Search of JELL-O Boxes for Storefront Display

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”4232″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1540399975872{padding-top: 15px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text]No More Empty Pots has been chosen by local artist and NMEP advocate, Shirley Neary for a featured window display in Midtown Crossing’s Miracle on Farnam this holiday season. She is in need of over 1,000 JELL-O boxes to create this masterpiece. What is Miracle on Farnam? Miracle on…

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What do Dancing, Singing and Books Have to do With Apples?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”4214″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center” onclick=”link_image” css=”.vc_custom_1538021580555{padding-bottom: 15px !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]On the 3rd Thursday of each month at No More Empty Cups, No More Empty Pots, the Omaha Public Library and Dahlman Neighborhood partner up to celebrate literacy through storytelling and activities for youth and seniors. September’s theme was one of the most popular fruits in Nebraska, apples!…

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Community Market Basket Recipes to Expand Your Taste Buds!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Do you ever get an ingredient in your box that you have no idea what to do with it? Check out some recipes for these “not-so-common” produce items that have been featured in the Community Market Basket boxes so far![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_tta_accordion style=”modern” active_section=”0″ no_fill=”true” collapsible_all=”true”][vc_tta_section title=”Basket Ingredient: Salanova Lettuce” tab_id=”1538070178079-d260706a-43a6″][vc_column_text] Shaved Fennel and Citrus Salad with…

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Christapher, Parris and Ray  Adventure Outside the Classroom

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]For the past ten weeks Culinary Workforce Training Participants have built up their culinary skills in the Production and Training Kitchen at the NMEP Food Hub. From simple soups and salads to intricate meat fabrication and baking techniques, the participants increased their knowledge base and will be using it as they venture into the internship phase of…

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Parris and Christapher Pitch Food Start-ups to First National Bank

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”4168″ img_size=”400×400″ onclick=”link_image” css=”.vc_custom_1535337387596{margin-left: 1px !important;padding-right: 5px !important;}”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”4169″ img_size=”305×305″ onclick=”link_image”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1535679802579{padding-top: 20px !important;}”]CWTP participants, Parris and Christapher had an opportunity to share their food dreams with the members of the First National Bank Community Leaders Program. For weeks, the participants created business plans, researched the target market, completed competitive analysis and…

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