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City Sprouts Free Fridge + Pantry

Open to the public 24/7 | No Forms of Identification Required

At City Sprouts, we're all about equitable food systems. That means we believe access to local, nutritious food is a basic human right. City Sprouts programs continue to expand to support growing needs. Check out the resources below and please share with anyone who might benefit from them.

Take what you need, Leave What You Don't


City Sprouts Free Fridge + Pantry

Open to the Public 24/7 | No Forms of Identification Required

The goal of the Free Fridge + Porch Pantry is to increase and promote community well-being through equitable access to food, clothing, and basic hygiene items. We proudly partner with Catholic Charities - Omaha, Panera Bread (Doughnations), Whispering Roots, and some awesome community members and neighbors to help supply the pantry.

Interested in donating to the pantry? Click here for a list of items we need, or contact Laura Simpson, Programs + Distribution Coordinator to inquire.

Below is a list of helpful resources. Please feel free to share with anyone who may be in need.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

When is the pantry available?

  • City Sprouts' Free Fridge, Pantry, and Library are available to the public 24/7, no forms of identification required. The pantry is stocked once daily in the morning.

What types of products does City Sprouts carry in the pantry?

  • Products range from dairy, meat / proteins, beverages, produce and more! Because our pantry is primarily stocked by donations, we can never guarantee which product types are available. Just come see for yourself. :-)

Where is the food sourced?

  • As mentioned, our fridge/pantry is stocked with big thanks to incredible partnerships with Whispering Roots and Catholic Charities of Omaha. To cut down on food waste, products are donated to those organizations from various grocery stores, purchased and donated by corporate sponsors, and/or are grant-funded.

Can I donate to the pantry?

  • Absolutely! Feel free to email to notify and drop off any donations to City Sprouts (4002 Seward Street) at the front or back porch.

Who is the primary contact for City Sprouts' Free Fridge, Pantry + Library?

  • The primary point of contact for City Sprouts' Free Fridge, Pantry + Library is Laura Simpson, Programs + Distribution Coordinator. Please contact Laura with any burning questions!

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