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Feeding the Soul of the City

Online Auction July 13-17, 2020

Matt Talbot’s “Feeding the Soul of the City” Auction Moved Online

Matt Talbot Kitchen & Outreach will hold a virtual Feeding the Soul of the City auction July 13-17 with a theme of Christmas in July. The annual dinner and gala was scheduled to be held at the Cornhusker Marriott on March 28th and was then rescheduled for June 4th. The in-person event has now been cancelled due to ongoing COVID-19 precautions.

“We look forward to this event every year and will miss being together,” said Susanne Blue, Executive Director. “But like many others we are pivoting and holding a virtual event instead. We are planning a fun and inspiring online event and it will provide needed financial support for our ongoing operations.”

Feeding the Soul of the City is Matt Talbot’s largest fundraising event where all money raised supports continued outreach and support of the homeless, near homeless and hungry in Lincoln. The 2020 “Compassion in Action” award winners, John Turner and the St. Francis & St. Claire Hunger Relief Team, will be honored at the event next year.

Those who purchased reservations for the in-person event can request a refund by contacting Vicky Drozd, Event Coordinator, at 402-817-0619.

Auction details will be available in June. Check back for more information.


"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

  • Paul Mitchell - The School - 2019
  • CEDARS Youth Services/Street Outreach Program - 2019
  • 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