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Pack the Pantry with The Omaha Advocates

At The Advocates, one of our goals is to continually give back to the areas where we live and work. We make it a priority to partner with local organizations to help, recognize, and celebrate the individuals who make our communities great.

Because of this, we’re excited to announce that we’ve partnered with KFAB/iHeartMedia and Dingman’s Collision Center to host a Pack the Pantry food donation event in Omaha. All donations will benefit Open Door Mission.

What Is Open Door Mission?

Open Door Mission serves as a shelter, food bank, and ministry to the Omaha community. Their mission is to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty.

The organization was started in 1954 and has been helping individuals experiencing homelessness and addiction ever since. For many years, Open Door Mission catered specifically to men. They opened the Lydia House–a center for women and families–in 1999, and a Veterans Housing program in 2009.

Today, the Open Door Mission’s campus offers more than 900 beds for people who need shelter. Each day, they serve nearly 5,000 meals, and provide those in need with diapers, hygiene kits, and medicine. They also offer preventive measures to help keep people in their homes.

In order to keep making such a positive impact, Open Door Mission is always in need of donations. By donating some of their most-needed items, you can help contribute to the critical work this organization provides. 

Pack the Pantry Donation Event

You can donate to Open Door Mission at any time. For your convenience and maximum impact on the organization, The Omaha Advocates have helped put together a food donation event. All donations will be delivered directly to Open Door Mission.

Advocate attorney Mandy Gruhlkey will be present at the event, so take this opportunity to drop off your donation and meet one of your local Advocates at the same time!

Additionally, from 7:00-9:00 AM, Hoss Michaels with KAT 103.7 will be broadcasting the event live. From 9:00-11:00 AM, Jim Rose with KFAB will be live broadcasting. Both stations will take 4 live callers during their broadcast.


Thursday, May 4th

7:00 am-11:00 am


Dingman’s Collision Center–Omaha Southwest Location

3510 S 144th St 

Omaha, NE 68144

What items are needed?

We will accept all non-perishable food items. The items that the organization needs most include:

  • Cereal
  • Boxed meals (such as Hamburger Helper)
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned soup
  • Pasta and pasta sauce

What if I can’t make it to the event, but still want to donate?

Open Door Mission has three outreach centers with donation drop-off locations. The Omaha drop-off location is at 2107 E. Locust St. Omaha, NE 68110. In addition to food, they are in need of diapers, new men’s underwear, and toiletry items. Please note that the Omaha drop-off location is closed on Sundays and Mondays.

If you prefer to contribute financially, monetary donations are accepted on their website. They also accept PayPal.