Omaha’s Operation Others: Catholic High School students help those in need of food this holiday season

Each Fall since 1967, the Omaha area Catholic High Schools come together to provide food assistance to materially-poor families during the holiday season. It’s all part of a coalition called Operation Others (OO), which helps more than 1,200 families in the Metro each year. And this year, we know there’s a growing need.

The following was submitted by Henry E., a senior at Creighton Prep in Omaha.

high school student donates food

“As a volunteer and member of the Operation Others core team throughout my four years as a student at Creighton Prep, I have been able to see the impact that OO has on the Omaha community first-hand. During my freshman year, I delivered some of the food with several of my peers. I soon realized that we were driving through parts of Omaha that I had never seen before. When we made our first delivery, I was overjoyed to see how grateful the recipients were to receive the food.

Up until that point, I had been living in a “bubble”, unaware of the struggles that many in our city go through with food insecurity.

Since then, I have been dedicated to serving our community through Operation Others. This year, our help is more necessary than ever due to issues created by the coronavirus pandemic. As we continue in our mission, please consider helping us out through your service, money, or prayers.

If you would like to make a monetary donation, checks can be made out to 7400 Western Ave, Omaha, NE 68114.

Contact Operation Others Director Jerry Kinney for more information on how else to get involved.


See a past blog post about Operation Others

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