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Helpful Reminders from the Kitchen

March 2021 Update:

  • Our dining room is open to our unsheltered homeless guests for lunch and dinner each day, Sunday through Saturday.
  • We are once again open as a day shelter for our unsheltered homeless quests Monday through Friday.   
  • We are asking for no more than 3 volunteers on each Hunger Relief Team. 
  • All meals are still being served in takeout containers.
  • Matt Talbot is still providing bottled water and small cartons of milk.
  • Also, we could use your help with some house cleaning tasks (please check for items your team has left behind or is saving)

If you have questions, please check out our COVID 19 Response tab or contact Sydne (402-817-0622 or

Thank you all for the additional support and help through these unusual times!


This cookbook was inspired by our STRIVE Program (which started in 2014) and includes recipes for main course, soup, side dish, salad, dessert, and dressing & seasonings - all to serve 150 people!  We hope these recipes encourage and inspire you to prepare healthy meals. All recipes follow the STRIVE Guidelines:

· Seasonal (or frozen) fruits and vegetables make up half the plate

· Only lean meats are used

· At least 1/2 of the grains are whole grains

· Fat-free or low-fat calcium-rich foods are offered

· Foods served are low in sodium

There is a laminated copy of the cookbook in the Matt Talbot kitchen for anyone to use. Since we would like to keep this copy in the kitchen, we would be happy to produce a copy for your individual teams. If you would like your own copy, please contact Sydne at or 402-817-0622.

We have many of the recipes available below. Happy meal planning!

Selected STRIVE Recipes

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