The Siena/Francis House is the largest meal provider to the homeless in the State of Nebraska. In 2015, the Siena/Francis House Homeless shelter provided 426,350 meals to more than 3,600 hungry and homeless men, women and children who come to our shelter in need of food each year. The following meals comprise our shelter’s Meal Provider Program:
Each year, the Siena/Francis House partners with nearly 450 local grocery stores, food production companies, schools, businesses, churches, and households to provide the vast majority of the food used to prepare these meals. Similarly, the Siena/Francis House partners with over 350 local churches, schools, businesses, and households to prepare and serve these meals. These relationships allow the Siena/Francis House the ability to serve the profound number of persons who come to us in need of food. These relationships also allow us to keep our Meal Provider Program costs as low as possible.
The Siena/Francis House provides clothing to guests in our overnight shelter. In an average year, Siena/Francis House will provide over 20 tons of clothing to persons who are homeless. During an abnormally hard winter, this number will go up substantially, creating a greater need for this basic life necessity.