Voices For Food

Voices for Foods


Have you ever met a gardener that didn't like to share the fruits of their labor?  Are you a gardener that has extra produce and would like to share?  Up From the Earth is a community based organization that is working to supply families in need with fresh fruits and vegetables.  

If you have a abundance of produce, you make take it to the following collection sites, where it wil be shared with the food pantries or senior center

St. Paul Methodist Church
2003 A Street
South Sioux City, NE

Mondays & Fridays Noon - 6:00 P.M.
Yolanda:  712-204-7893
Church Office:  402-494-4138

United Methodist Church
1523 Locust Street
Dakota City, NE

Sunday's 10:00 A.M. - Noon
Friday's 9:00 A.M. - Noon
Pat Lane

First Lutheran Church
3601 Dakota Avenue
South Sioux City, NE

1st & 3rd Thursday of each month  11:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
Judy Blessing   ababe507@yahoo.com
Judy:  712-255-7775
Office:  402-494-5461

Salem Lutheran Church
1753 G Avenue
(Corner of Hwy 110 & Hwy 35 west of Dakota City)
Dakota City, NE

Sundays 9:00 - Noon
Wednesdays 9:00 - Noon
Amber  office@salemdakotacity.org
Church Office 402-987-3582

Nebraska Extension - Dakota County
1505 Broadway
Dakota City, NE  68731

Wednesdays& Thursdays
9:00A. M. - 4:00 P.M.


If you are in need of food for your family, visit the pantries located in Dakota County 

Dakota City Food Pantry
Dakota City Fire Station
1516 Myrtle St - Dakota City
4th Thursday of every month
5:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.
United Methodist Church

First Lutheran Church
3601 Dakota Avenue
South Sioux City
1st & 3rd Thursday of the month
2:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

St. Paul Methodist Church
2003 A Street
South Sioux City
2nd Friday of every month
11:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Northeast Nebraska Community Action Agency
2120 Dakota Avenue
South Sioux City
8:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M. Tues, Wed, Thurs (By Appointment only)
This pantry is available up to 3 times per year for emergency food needs only

Kids Cafe
St Paul Methodist Church
2003 A Street
South Sioux City
Every Monday & Friday
4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Kids Cafe is FREE to children ages 2-19, Adults may eat with their children, with a goodwill offering for each adult.


Fresh green leafy lettuce and spinach.
Crunchy red radishes
Hearty peppery kale
Flavorful chives.

As each of these garden items come into season find different ways to prepare and serve the bounty provided in the area's gardens!

Check out food.unl.edu for everything cooking, preserving and keeping your food supply safe for your family.

Recipes and flavorful ideas for cooking and serving those yummy vegetables
Voices For Food Receives Recognition

UP FROM THE EARTH is a Sioux City based program that started donating fresh garden produce to those in need. This past summer, UP FROM THE EARTH, collaborated with Voices for Food to help establish the Nebraska Program in Dakota County. UP FROM THE EARTH recognizes those and their efforts to make this program a success. In their first year of work, Dakota County Voices For Food put 9,000 pounds of produce back into the food system, for families in need. UP FROM THE EARTH recognizes the Kids CafĂ© and St Paul United Methodist Church in their efforts to distribute produce to those in need. Pictured: Jose Miranda, Chuck Davis, Yolanda Garcia and Brenda Graves  

rabbit & poultry