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Community Harvest Meals

COMMUNITY HARVEST PROGRAM

PREPARED & PACKAGED
MEALS

This service distributes prepared, packaged meals that are plant-based, nutritious, delicious, fast, easy and economical for individuals and families. Volunteers, Culinary Workforce Training Program students and the No More Empty Pots food distribution team work together to prepare, package and distribute the meals.

No More Empty Pots sources produce for Community Harvest meals from local farmers. The six week menu is planned around seasonal ingredients and highlights a plant-based diet. The meals are provided in microwaveable containers for convenience. Each meal should be enjoyed within four days of receiving or frozen for later use. See below for a sample of previous recipes the community has enjoyed! 

COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE (CSA)

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a great way to get access to affordable local, seasonal, fresh and healthy raw produce. Each week, receive a share of what’s available from local producers. Add this on to your prepared meal order or receive it as a stand alone service.

No More Empty Pots sources produce for the Community Harvest CSA from a variety of local sources. The six week share is planned around ingredients found in the prepared meals as well as what is seasonally available. Recreate your favorite Community Harvest meal or make your own plant-based recipe! See below for a sample for the types of produce you may receive in a CSA box. 

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PRICING STRUCTURE

MARKET PRICE

The current market price for meals not supported through SNAP nor sponsored programs.

$5.00/MEAL
$20.00/CSA BOX

SNAP MATCH OR
PAY WHAT YOU CAN

Dollar-for-dollar match for individuals and families paying with SNAP benefits OR pay what you can. 

$2.50/MEAL
$10.00/CSA BOX

SUPPORTED

Individuals and families surviving cancer receive FREE meals courtesy of the Carlynn Hartman-Kurtz Fund.

$0.00/MEAL
$0.00/CSA BOX

*Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Meal delivery per schedule below.
Please contact communityharvest@nmepomaha.org for additional information. 

REGISTRATION & PAYMENT SCHEDULE

PREPARED MEALS

Receive two meals per week per individual registered. Want more than two each? Provide the quantity you desire when you register for the program.

CSA BOXES

Receive one CSA Box per week per household. One box will make at least one meal for a family of four. Want more than one box? Provide the quantity you desire when you register for the program.  

Payments must be made in-full if paying online. Payments may also be made in person via credit card, cash, check or EBT per the schedule below.

Registration Period Receive Meals & CSA Boxes First Payment Due Balance Due
Plan D: April 14 - May 25
June 11 - July 17
June 12
June 26
Plan E: May 26 - July 6
July 24 - August 28
July 24
August 7
Plan F: July 7 - August 17
September 4 - October 9
September 4
September 18

PICK UP & DELIVERY

Pick up meals and CSA boxes Friday 8:00a – 10:00a or Saturday Noon – 2:00p at Cups Café at Florence (8501 N. 30th St., Omaha, NE 68112) 

Sites with 10 or more participants may become pick up locations. If you’re interested in making your community location a pick-up site for Community Harvest Meals or have special delivery needs, contact us at communityharvest@nmepomaha.org

FAQ

Where do I get my meals and CSA box?

If you’ve chosen the No More Empty Pots Food Hub as your pickup site, you can pick up your meals and/or CSA box at Cups Cafe at 8501 N 30th St. Other pick up sites will be added as they are confirmed.

When will I get my meals AND csa box?

Meals and CSA boxes are be available for pickup at Cups Cafe at Florence, located in the Food Hub Friday and Saturday of each week.

What are the meals like?

Meals are scratch-made by professional chefs in our commercial kitchens. We use seasonal, local ingredients to make primarily plant-based meals. They can be heated up in the microwave for a ready-to-eat, nutritious, and delicious meal option for you and your family! 

What makes Community Harvest meals different than other convenience meals?

Community Harvest meals are made FOR THE COMMUNITY BY THE COMMUNITY. Local producers provide fresh ingredients made right here at home. Volunteers from students, to corporate groups to your neighbors and friends work side by side with No More Empty Pots professional chefs to prepare and package these delicious meals!

ARE YOU IN NEED OF EMERGENCY FOOD SUPPORT?

Submit your request through the No More Empty Pots Feeding Our Neighbors emergency food relief service.
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