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Current Needs

Items for Guests and Facility

All donations can be brought to Matt Talbot Kitchen & Outreach at 2121 N. 27th St. Lincoln, NE, 68503. 


Basic Needs Packet

Matt Talbot Kitchen & Outreach provides Basic Needs Packets to our working poor & homeless guests.  These ziplock bags, or packets, contain any of the following items: disposable razors, trial sized shampoos and conditioners, several band-aids, a comb, soap, tooth paste, tooth brushes, nail clippers, socks, or gloves.  Your volunteer group can assit MTKO by putting together the packets or donating items that can be put in the packets.  MTKO Staff hands out these packets as needed, so all donations for this purpose are accepted and appreciated!


Community Outreach Needs

  • Disposable Razors & Shaving Cream
  • Men's (adult) white socks
  • Emergency Food Pantry items (especially canned meats, canned fruits, cereal and other prepackaged items that don't require any preparation like granola bars)
  • Rain Ponchos
  • Electric clippers for guests to use
  • Newspaper subscription to the Lincoln Journal Star
  • Coveralls
  • Backpacks
  • Bug Spray
  • Disposable hand or foot warmers
  • Bike locks, cables
  • Deodorant
  • Diapers (Currently Size 5 and 6)
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • First Aid supplies/band-aids
  • High Efficiency Liquid Laundry Detergent
  • Disposable moist wipes
  • Shampoo (large & small)
  • Shower Cleaner
  • Soap
  • Tissues
  • Toilet Paper

Garden Materials for Grounds Beautification and Maintenance

  • Shovel
  • Pruners and Clippers

    We have many guests who want to help in the garden but do not have their own tools. Donations of used tools are appreciated!


Kitchen Needs

  • Coffee
  • Manual can openers
  • Ketchup
  • Kitchen linens
  • Mayonnaise
  • Mustard
  • Paper Towels
  • Salt/Pepper
  • Sugar
  • Powdered coffee creamer
  • Large canned (#10) fruits and vegetables