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COVID-19: Our Response

Hope is Contagious Too

Services are Ongoing

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) has announced that the COVID-19 Risk Dial is now in the yellow range meaning that the risk of the virus spreading in the community is moderate. Staff, volunteers, and guests are not required to wear masks while at Matt Talbot. Of course anyone is welcome to wear a mask at any time. We will continue to monitor our community's conditions and make necessary accommodations. Thank you for your support!

The Lincoln Lancaster County Health Department encourages all residents ages 5 and older to get vaccinated or boosted now. To schedule an appointment visit

Reminders and updates to services: 

  • Two nutritious prepared meals are provided every day of the week. Lunch is served from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm and dinner is served from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Individuals eating or drinking or seated to eat or drink are not required to wear a mask. Guests can dine inside the dining room, sit at picnic tables outside the facility, or take their meal "to-go". 
  • Limited breakfast items and coffee are available in the dining room. 
  • Small cartons of milk are supplied by Matt Talbot for each meal.
  • Kitchen volunteers are required to wear gloves.
  • Matt Talbot's day shelter services are open Monday- Friday from 8:30 am - 6:30 pm.  
  • Matt Talbot’s housing & case management, mail distribution, street outreach, counseling and substance use evaluation services are critical and ongoing. Precautions are taken to mitigate the risk of virus transmission.  
  • Donations of hygiene items and bottled water are appreciated and can be dropped off Monday - Friday from 8:30 am - 6:30 pm. Clothing donations are not accepted. 
  • Monetary donations are appreciated by mail (PO Box 80935, Lincoln NE, 68501), via our website, or by appointment.

How You Can Help

  • Make a financial contribution through our website. Your gift during this crisis provides essential services for those who need food, shelter, support and hope.  
  • Give the gift of a gift card! We have a special need for gift cards to grocery stores, Walmart or Target. These can be mailed directly to us at PO Box 80935, Lincoln NE, 68501.
  • Provide a meal for our guests from a local restaurant. Contact Sydne at 402-817-0622 to see about available dates.
  • Check out our Amazon Wish List where specific items needed for outreach can be purchased. 
  • Connect with us on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn). Share our messages and spread the word that meals and other services are still available. 
  • Pray and keep us in your good thoughts during these challenging and uncertain days.

Thank you for your compassion for the working poor and homeless. We truly appreciate your support!