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Services & Programs

Food Pantry

Washington County Food Pantry Qualifications

  • The following criteria automatically qualify individuals for assistance:
    • Those eligible for Medicare/Medicaid
    • Those eligible for SSI
    • Those eligible for WIC
    • Those eligible for Food Stamps
    • Senior Citizens
    • Single moms with sole custody of children
    • Single dads with sole custody of children
  • You will be asked to provide identification by one of the following methods:
    • Driver’s License (or photo I.D.)
    • Social Security number

Washington County Food Pantry Guidelines

  • Qualified individuals are limited to the food pantry one time per month (NO EXCEPTIONS)
  • Capable individuals are welcomed to volunteer
  • One person or family per address


Joseph’s Coat has partnered with the Food Bank for the Heartland to provide Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) through a USDA grant.
To read our nondiscrimination policy, please click on the following here.



Sunday – Closed
Monday – 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, closed 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Tuesday – 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, closed 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Wednesday – Closed
Thursday – 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, closed 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Friday – 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, closed 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Saturday – 9:00 am to 11:30 am

Thrift store and food pantry closed on major holidays.

Meal Time Magic


To sign up for the next class, please call 402-426-0440.


Come join Meal Time Magic for a FREE nutrition and hands-on cooking class!

In this course you will learn about healthy eating on a budget and how to maximize the food in your pantry to create delicious, healthy, and affordable meals. Classes are taught by a culinary and nutrition professionals. Participants will also take home free groceries and other goodies to practice their skills!

Learn Skills like:

    • Adding more fruits and vegetables to your meals
    • Identifying whole grains
    • Knife skills and food safety
    • Reading food labels
    • And how to prepare a meal for a family of 4 for under $10!!

Thrift Store

Providing affordable and quality clothes and household items to individuals and families in need across Washington County.

USDA Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at How to File a Program Discrimination Complaint and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.

NMIS Consumer Notice

This Agency may receive funding to provide services for homeless and near homeless individuals and their families. A requirement of some funding is that the Agency participates in the Nebraska Management Information System, which collects basic information about clients receiving services from this Agency. This requirement was enacted in order to get a more accurate count of individuals and families who are homeless and to identify the need for different services. We only collect information that we consider to be appropriate.  The collection and use of all personal information is guided by strict standards of confidentiality. A copy of our Privacy Notice describing our privacy practice is available to all consumers upon request. You do have the ability to share your personal information with other area agencies that participate in the network by completing a “Release of Information” form. This will allow those agencies to work in a cooperative manner to provide you with efficient and effective services. Public Notice (Federal Register / Vol. 69, No. 146) / Effective August 30, 2004

Washington County Food Pantry receives a portion of our food from the USDA through the Emergency Food Assistance Program, also known as TEFAP.   No ID or additional information is required to receive TEFAP food(s) as long as the household is under the monthly gross income limits.  This institution is an equal opportunity provider.