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Matt Talbot Kitchen & Outreach provides a wide variety of services to meet different levels of need and embolden people to have hope. To access information about all the services available in Lincoln you can download the free MyLNK app (available on Apple or Android phones) which provides information from nearly 400 organizations. It works offline so you don't need a data plan or WiFi to use it. It is simple to navigate and you can easily search for the information you are looking for like "housing" or "food distribution". 

Matt Talbot's services are listed below.

  • Hot nutritious meals are offered every day from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm and 5:30 - 6:30 pm.  All are welcome. Outreach staff are available during meals times Monday - Friday to assist with basic needs and provide information and referral.  

  • Individuals and families are eligible for a food pantry once every four months.

  • Nursing and Physician Assistant students from Union College provide adult foot care, including soaking feet and trimming toenails. Individuals receive free socks and are eligible for free shoes every six months.

  • Lincoln Lancaster County Health Department provides flu and other immunizations during the winter months.

  • Mailing Address and on site Message Services for those who are homeless. Mail pick up times are M - F: 11 am – 1 pm and 5 - 6:30 pm, or by scheduled appointment. Messages are posted on the message board in the dining room.

  • The Homeless Identification Program assists people who are homeless obtain vital identification documents like a drivers license or birth certificate. A letter on agency letterhead from a case worker stating that the homeless individual is working on life goals is required. Must be homeless without income. Contact an outreach specialist, M - F: 11 am – 1 pm and 5 - 6:30 pm, or call to schedule an appointment. This is a once in a lifetime assistance.

  • SNAP Outreach Workers from the Food Bank of Lincoln are at Matt Talbot every Monday and Wednesday from 10:30 am – 1 pm (except for the 3rd Wednesday) and Fridays from 1:30 pm - 3 pm to help individuals obtain SNAP benefits.

  • Showers and Laundry Services are available for people that are experiencing homelessness Monday – Friday. Individuals must meet briefly with outreach staff to register before using the services for the first time. Staff are available to register individuals for this service Monday - Friday from 11 am - 1 pm and 5 - 6 pm. No appointment is needed to meet with staff during these times.

  • Housing opportunities are available for homeless individuals and families who meet certain eligibility guidelines. Screening is available by appointment.

  • Available on the first business day of the month. Must have proof of insurance, a valid driver’s license, and current automobile registration. Individuals can receive one voucher every 6 months.

  • Alcohol & Drug Education Classes and Substance Use Evaluations and Counseling Services are available through the CARE Program.

  • AA Meetings are held on Tuesdays from 5 - 6 pm. Attendees are welcome to stay for dinner which is served until 6:30 pm.