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Community Action Partnership of Mid-Nebraska

Commodity Supplemental Food Program

Mission: To provide nutritious supplemental food to seniors 60 years of age and older.

Contact: Community Action Partnership of Mid-Nebraska, Commodity Foods, 114 East 11th, P.O. Box 2288, Kearney, NE 68848

  • Phone: 308-865-5683
  • Fax: 308-865-5684
  • Representative: Libby Mathews
    • Phone: 308-865-5680


CSFP provides food items to low-income individuals ages 60 and older.  The program provides supplemental food with good sources of nutrients which may be lacking in the diets of participants. Participants recieve: milk, fruit & vegetables, cereals, rice, instant potatoes, macaroni, canned meat, and peanut butter.


Head Start

Mission: Strengthening children, families, and communities through quality education, comprehensive health and family services, and by fostering community partnerships.

Contact: Head Start Central Office, 114 East 11th, P.O. Box 2288, Kearney, NE 68848

  • Phone: 308-865-5690
  • Fax: 308-865-5333


Social Media: Facebook

Head Start provides children (ages 0-5) from low-income families services for early learning, health care support (medical, dental, and mental health), and family well-being. This early intervention provides children with school readiness and helps ensure the health and safety of the families.

Head Start believes that the parent is the child's first and primary teacher. Parents know their children best and are looking upon as partners in their child's Early Head Start or Head Start experience.


Homeless Prevention

Mission: To allow income qualified individuals/families to obtain emergency food, clothing, shelter, and/or transportation. 

Contact: Community Action Partnership of Mid-Nebraska, 16 West 11th, Kearney, NE 68848

  • Phone:
    • 308-865-5675
    • 1-877-335-6422


Homeless Prevention provides rent and utility assistance, which allows families to maintain a safe living space. It also provides deposit assistance, which allows families to move into safer, more affordable housing - sometimes when the families were previously homeless.



Mission: To provide immunizations to children through the Vaccine for Children Program and Vaccine for Adults Program in the following counties: Buffalo, Dawson, Gosper, Harlan, Kearney, and Phelps.

Contact: Immunization, 16 West 11th St., Kearney, NE 68848

  • Phone: 308-865-1352 Ext. 152 (Tish Meyer)


For individuals who do not have access to health insurance, this is a great resource for vaccinations. The program provides education on the vaccinations (with access to interpreters), as well as distributes the vaccinations to prevent serious, life-threatening diseases.

Immunization Clinics are located in:

  • Buffalo County: The Community Action Partnership Building, 16 West 11th St., Kearney, NE 68848
    • On the 2nd and 4th Monday's of the month from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
    • For appointments call 308-865-1352 ext. #152
  • Dawson County: The Community Action Partnership Building, 931 West 7th St., Lexington, NE 68850
    • On the 1st and 3rd Monday's of the month from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    • For appointments call 308-325-9432 
  • Phelps County: The Phelps Memorial Hospital, 1215 Tibbals St., Holdrege, NE 68949
    • On the 4th Thursday of the month from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
    • For appointments call 308-865-1352 ext. #152

Guidelines for the Immunization Program:

  • A parent/guardian must accompany the child
  • A copy of the child's vaccine record is required for new patients
  • A $19 per vaccine is a suggested donation, although no child will be turned away for the inability to pay.


Minden Senior Center

Mission: To provide noon meals five days per week, educational programs, social activities, hearing and foot care sessions, and blood pressure clinics.

Contact: Minden Senior Center, 403 N. Colorado Ave., Minden, NE 68959


Building positive relationships and preventing social isolation for individuals 60 years and older, the Minden Senior Center is a resource that improves the lives of senior citizens throughout the Kearney county area. The Center provides daily meals, puzzles, quilting, fun games, musical entertainment, exercise equipment, hearing and foot clinics, education programs, transportation, referral services, and so much more!  It is an invaluable source of senior care for social independence, education, and health.