News Flash


Posted on: March 18, 2020

A message from the Mayor

Good evening, Chadron friends. After contacting a few local folks, I’ve put together this list of resources for people who are in need of food and other household items. With school out for at least two weeks and many unable to work or working reduced hours, Coronavirus is as much an economic threat as a health threat. This is especially true for many of the families in our city that live on the edge from month to month even without a major economic disruption.

Please share this information with friends and encourage anyone who may need help to use ask for it. If you have corrections or items to add, please comment or message me.

Also, please comment or message me if you know of opportunities for healthy people to safely volunteer their time or donate items or money.

Western Community Health Resources 
308.432.8190 —

Community Essentials Pantry: Cleaning supplies, personal hygiene items, etc. Open to anyone in the community.

Commodity Supplemental Food Program: A free set of non-perishable groceries every other month for seniors over 60 on a limited income. Contact WCHR to see if you’re eligible.

WIC program: formula, food, and more for parents of children up to age 5. You must enroll in the program to receive this benefit.

Northwest Community Action Partnership 
308-432-3393 —

Extra Helpings Food Pantry: Emergency food, must be income eligible. Monthly food distribution. Tuesday 10:30 AM-12:00 PM and 1:00 PM-4:00 PM Wednesday 10:30 AM-12:00 PM.

Head Start and Early Head Start: Families enrolled in Head Start will receive a “grab and go” bag including some food equivalent to that a child would normally get if they were attending school. In addition, we will be sending home educational enrichment materials and information about resources in the community. The family will also be getting a bag of food weekly from our food pantry. Each family will receive a daily phone call from NCAP staff, to check in with the family, answer any questions and provide resources.

NCAP is prioritizing distribution of food to clients. Existing clients can access food during normal food pantry hours. Requests for new services can be made at…/emergency-and-community-services/

Closer to Home: Lunch provided every weekday. No charge, open to all. Located at the Masonic Hall, 365 Main Street, Chadron, from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM.
NCAP’s weatherization program will be focusing on emergency furnace repair and replacements only until it is safe to enter clients homes again.

NCAP Homelessness Prevention: Call 308-747-2200 for more information.

Immanuel Lutheran Church - Chadron, NE

The Shepherd’s Pantry: Provides groceries, generally about a week’s worth of non-perishables, once a month. Recipients must live in Chadron.

Chadron Senior Center

Feed a Hungry Senior: I don’t have much info on this one, but for details you can call 308-432-2734.

St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Chadron Ne

Bread Basket: Provides weekly food distributions, mostly dairy & bread products at St. Patrick’s Catholic Assumption Arena, East Side, 340 Cedar Street. Tuesdays, 10 AM til’ food is gone; no eligibility requirements.

Grace Episcopal Church

Food Pantry: Items are available for those in need at 450 Bordeaux Street, Chadron. Call for details and to request help.

-Miles Bannan, City Mayor

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