The Why

A strong community depends on an accessible and affordable food system – one that meets current food needs and builds capacity to provide healthy food for generations to come. Yet, in the Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area, approximately 100,810 people (12.5%) experience food insecurity, meaning they do not consistently know where their next meal will come from. More troubling are the pockets of deep food insecurity that exist in northeast, southeast, and northwest Omaha, and portions of Pottawattamie County, where food insecurity rates can reach as high as 48.5%. Food insecurity is even more common among families with children.

 

Vision
 

We envision a food-secure community where every person in the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro area has access to an adequate supply of nutritious, affordable and culturally-appropriate food to be productive members of our community.

Background
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

  • The first Share Our Table Summit was held on June 28, 2019, to celebrate the planning process and to prepare for action.

  • In summer 2019, The Wellbeing Partners (formerly known as Live Well Omaha) was selected to be the convener for the Share Our Table coalition. 

  • August 2019 was the official launch of Share Our Table's work, beginning with leadership elections and workgroup formation. 

  • We invite more organizations and community members to participate. Membership is open throughout the year.​​

Work Groups & Long-Term Goals
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Resident Engagement Committee Priority

  • Engage with people with lived experiences of food insecurity​​​

Join Us

Get involved by joining a committee, workgroup, and/our Leadership Council.

  • Leadership Council consists of Work Group Leads, Executive Committee, and organizations and residents who are committed to the Share Our Table vision
     

  • Work Groups: Carry out the goals of the Food Plan
     

  • Committees: Address other special topics, as needed, to promote Share Our Table’s vision

Goal 3: Community members have knowledge and skills to grow, select, and prepare nutritious food to maximize resources.

Work Group 3 Priority​​

  • Improve nutrition in child care settings

Goal 4: Catalyze community change around food system challenges and root causes of hunger.

Work Group 4 Priorities

  • Increase capacity to advocate jointly on core issues

  • Engage partners across the food system in advocacy on food security issues across domains

Goal 1: All community members have equitable and adequate access to nutritious food.

Work Group 1 Priorities:

  • Integrate best practices in emergency food providers (pantries) to ensure all have access to nutritious foods with dignity 

  • Ensure meals are available to all who are hungry

Goal 2: Food is produced and distributed in ways that create a sustainable system that values workers, consumers, and the  land.

Work Group 2/Local Foods Coordinating Council (Heartland 2050) Priorities:

  • Pass an Urban Ag Ordinance 

  • Develop a Food Equity Scorecard

  • Address farmland sustainability

Contact Us

The Wellbeing Partners 

Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center, Room 228 

6001 Dodge St 

Omaha, NE 68182

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