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Feeding the Soul of the City

Celebrating 25 years at "Feeding the Soul of the City"

Matt Talbot Kitchen & Outreach hosted the13th annual Feeding the Soul of the City dinner and fundraising event on March 22, 2018, at the Cornhusker Marriott Hotel.  Because of the generosity of 48 corporate and individual sponsors, the 335 guests who attended, and the many who gave donations prior to the event, Matt Talbot raised a gross amount of approximately $140,000.  Money raised will support the day-to-day hunger relief and homeless prevention services of the community kitchen and outreach center. 

 “This is a special year for us as we celebrate our 25th anniversary,” said Susanne Blue, Executive Director.  “We are honored to have volunteers, corporate partners, agency collaborators and community members either support or come to this event to celebrate our collective efforts to defeat hunger and homelessness in Lincoln.”

“With limited resources it is critical that human services agencies from the public and private sectors work together to find ways to meet the needs of the underserved in our community,” said Susanne Blue.  “Honoring our partners with Compassion in Action Awards is one of my favorite things to do.  The only way to truly meet the needs of the homeless is to work together to find solutions."  


"Compassion in Action" Award Winners

Individual Category

  • Greg Ernst - 2018
  • Ram Bishu- 2017
  • Jim & Mary Love - 2016
  • Joyce Champoux - 2015
  • Bill & Pat Lundak - 2014
  • Gene ”Woody” Woodhead - 2013
  • Senator Mike Johanns and Stephanie Johanns - 2012
  • Tony Ojeda - 2011
  • Mary Costello-2010
  • Scott Young-2009
  • Ruth McKinstry-2008
  • Liz Hertel-2007
  • Mary Jo Bousek-2006

Collaboration Category

  • SNAP Outreach Program: Food Bank of Lincoln and DHHS Children & Family Services Division - 2018
  • Dennis Hoffman-CenterPointe-2017
  • Beatty Brasch and the Center for People in Need - 2016
  • Southwood Lutheran Church - 2015
  • Clinic With A Heart - 2014
  • Lincoln Lancaster County Health Department - 2013
  • The Lincoln Police Department Center Team - 2012
  • Wynn Hjermstad & Dave Landis, City Urban Development Dept. - 2011
  • First Plymouth Congregational Church -2010
  • Lincoln Housing Authority and Consumer Credit Counselors -2009
  • Union College Nursing & Physician Assistant Program-2008
  • Community Health Endowment of Lincoln-2007
  • Eye Surgical Associates, Lens Crafters, & Professional Eye Care – 2006