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Omaha, Neb., Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center
The Kroc Center in Omaha, Nebraska opened in January of 2010 . The Kroc Center offers a wide variety of classes, activities and fun for individuals and families. To inquire out about membership opportunities, please visit www.omahakroc.org
In January 2004, it was announced that Joan Kroc, wife of McDonald's founder Ray Kroc, bequeathed The Salvation Army with the largest individual philanthropic gift to a single organization in excess of $1.5 billion.
The funds are to be used to construct and develop world-class recreational, educational and ministry centers. Throughout the 11 central midwestern states, development for 6 Kroc centers is currently underway. View more information about these Kroc centers at: http://www.usc.salvationarmy.org/kroc
KROC CENTER FOOD PANTRY OPEN
The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center offers a food pantry for residents in the South Omaha area. The MUD Heat Aid Program for utility assistance is also be available at the Kroc Center.
The need for these services is becoming more apparent in the South Omaha community. Between 700 and 800 families living in South Omaha are currently accessing services at The Salvation Army Lied Renaissance Center. The Kroc Center Pantry location is now closer and more accessible. Over 900 families are helped annually through the Back-to-School program at the Kroc Center.
The Kroc Center Food Pantry, 2825 Y Street, will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. The Cuming Street Pantry is open Monday, Wednesday & Fridays, 9:00 - 11:00 am and 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.