For Families

Food

Food Pantry: Ken Yount- (308) 455-0438

  • Pick up food bags at City Hall & at Methodist Church or call Ken
  • Call Ken if you are in need of specific items beyond the food bags
  • Food vouchers for Fill N’ Chill are available at City Hall
  • To donate to the Food Pantry contact Ken or drop off at Chamber/REDC Office: 318 Grand Ave.
    • Goods accepted: canned fruits, pastas, soups, canned veggies, canned meats, money, etc.

If you have anyone in your household 18 years old & younger that need lunch please reach out to Shari Spaulding at (308)452-3249. Even young people that are not students at RPS are eligible!

On 4/7, Gov. Ricketts announced the following changes to the SNAP program.

  • Extending SNAP re certification periods by six months during the months of April and May.
  • Providing emergency allotments to SNAP recipients, up to the maximum allotment per household, in April and May.
  • Permitting able-bodied adults without dependents, who are subject to work requirements and are unable to meet these requirements, to be able to receive more than three months of SNAP benefits within a 36-month period.
  • Waiving the requirement that DHHS do an interview for every case prior to eligibility determination for SNAP benefits.
  • Extending eligibility periods for other financial assistance programs to align with the SNAP extension.

Healthcare

Heartland Health Center: (308) 382-4297
Heartland Health Center would love to assist Ravenna and surrounding community residents during this pandemic. Even though the clinic has not opened in Ravenna, we want to share with you that starting Monday they will be offering telehealth to their patients and feel this would be a good way to show our commitment to those waiting for us to arrive in Ravenna.

To schedule a telehealth appointment with one of the providers please call the main clinic line at (308) 382-4297 and let the call center know you would like to schedule a telehealth appointment.

Both of the clinics in Grand Island are still open. We are utilizing our Quick Care clinic for our acute/sick patient visits, but are no longer allowing walk ins, you must have an appointment. At the main clinic they will continue to see patients for wellness checks, chronic disease management, and OB/GYN visits as long as you have not traveled out of Nebraska within last 14 days, been in contact with anyone with COVID-19, and are showing no acute signs and symptoms of any acute illness (fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat, etc.).

Visit the website at heartlandhealthcenter.org or follow them on Facebook for continued updates related to COVID-19.


Education

Although the Ravenna Public Library is closed, they do have a bookmobile, so you can call (308)452-4213 to request a book, audio book or DVD. Delivery with-in city limits.

Students and parents of students: Spectrum is offering free WiFi for 60 days for those affected by the school closures. Call 1(800)488-8395

Scholastic is offering free online courses due to the school closures. The Scholastic Learn At Home
program offers three hours of learning per day up to four weeks of instructions. Users must choose a grade level and then create a free account using the following information provided on the web page and that’s it! Your kiddos will have access to some additional learning materials while they’re at home.


Employment Hardship

If you were employed by a Kearney area business, you may qualify for a grant through the Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce & Kearney Area Community Foundation. Click here to learn more.

The Nebraska Department of Labor has expanded the unemployment benefits program. They have waived the searching for work and unpaid waiting week requirements. They encourage you to file a claim here.