Amplify The Abundance



Tuesday, November 30, 2021


Our community and environment are abundant with talent and potential. Your gift amplifies the abundance by making an investment in the individuals and businesses supported by No More Empty Pots programs. From food access and distribution to education and entrepreneurship, each program creates opportunities using local food so that people can thrive.

Your support creates opportunities for people like Gale. Watch the video to learn how Gale's outlook and life have changed since graduating from the Culinary Certificate Program.

Every gift counts!


Opportunities for transformative growth are created through a robust, local and closed-loop food system. When everyone is able to participate through the cultivation of their own unique strengths, our community is better for it.
Stories experienced by the people impacted are the living proof.


In early 2019, Meya left a corporate job to follow her passion for cooking. She first engaged with NMEP as a culinary student where she demonstrated her passion for teaching and helping others succeed. Today, she serves as the Culinary Certificate Program Coordinator and has helped mentor and coach over 21 students to follow in her footsteps, graduate and take the first steps of their culinary careers.



Every week, Alexie is able to purchase the food she prefers for her family through Community Harvest. She stretches her SNAP budget by purchasing local fresh produce from NMEP. "I love that Community Harvest is focused on community and accessibility," she said. "Getting a variety of healthy foods that fit into my budget is super important to my family." Her SNAP purchase is reinvested into the local farmers who grow the produce sourced in each box.

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James, age 10, participated in a Community Education workshop provided by NMEP at a local school in South Omaha where he learned his way around the kitchen for the first time. His inexperience made him shy but soon he was emboldened by his newfound abilities to be independent. Since participating, James has recreated recipes for his family and is more willing to try new unfamiliar foods.

The Culinary Certificate Program has graduated over 42 students since its first iteration founding in 2017.

18 food entrepreneurs have rented commercial kitchen space from NMEP so far in 2021.

20,453 meals and 5,263 boxes of local produce have been distributed to households in Greater Omaha so far in 2021.

NMEP sources produce from a network of over 40 local producers and food artisans in Iowa and Nebraska.

NMEP’s Community Education team has partnered with over 22 community organizations in 2021 to provide educational services.

Over 1,617 youth, adults and seniors have participated in agriculture and culinary programming in 2021.

Join the #GivingTuesday402 movement and help meet our goal of $8,000 so that...

5 families receive a weekly box of produce for an entire year.

40 local farmers each close a sale on 167 pounds of organic produce.

800 students learn plant-based meals can pack incredible flavor.

An emerging chef receives a living wage from NMEP for 13 weeks.

The tuition of 3 culinary students for the Culinary Certificate Program is covered.

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