Financial Donations

Contributions to Saving Grace Perishable Food Rescue Inc. are tax-deductible as allowed by the Internal Revenue Service. We are a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization and our tax identification number is 46-1852863.

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Hungry for your Help – Make a Financial Contribution

Your donation to Saving Grace Perishable Food Rescue will help rescue healthy perishable food that would otherwise be wasted and redistribute it to those in need. When you contribute to Saving Grace, you help ensure our hungry neighbors have access to healthy food and you help us educate the public about ways to reduce food waste.

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One-Time Gifts

Your financial donation, great or small, is important! We will put your gift to work right away.

Saving Grace Perishable Food Rescue, Inc.
4611 So 96th Street, Suite 154
Omaha, NE 68127


More Ways to Contribute

You can make a gift of securities or mutual funds or arrange for a planned gift through your estate to advance our mission. Learn more here.

Stop Food Waste with a Gift of Securities – When you donate appreciated securities or mutual funds in support of Saving Grace, you can reduce or even eliminate federal capital gains taxes on the transfer. You may also be entitled to a federal income tax charitable deduction based on the fair market value of the securities at the time of the transfer. Please include our full legal name: Saving Grace Perishable Food Rescue and our Federal Tax Identification Number: 46-1852863. Contact us at 402-651-0887 or info@savinggracefoodrescue.org for information on securities transfer.

Leave Your Legacy for Healthy People and Planet – Planned or deferred gifts are a simple and impactful ways to meet your financial planning goals while ensuring the important work of Saving Grace continues well into the future. By designating Saving Grace Perishable Food Rescue as a beneficiary of your plans or by making a charitable bequest through a will or trust, you are creating a legacy for healthier community.

• Sample Bequest Language for a Will: “I hereby give, devise and bequeath, to Saving Grace Perishable Food Rescue, federal tax id #46-1852863, a nonprofit organization currently located at 4611 S. 96 th Street, Suite 154, Omaha NE 68127, or its successor thereto, ______________ [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose.”

• Designating us as a beneficiary of a retirement account, life insurance policy, CDs, bank or brokerage accounts, or other types of accounts or assets, is a simple way to leave a gift. When designating us as a beneficiary, please include our full legal name: Saving Grace Perishable Food Rescue; tax identification number: 46-1852863, and our address: 4611 S. 96 th Street, Suite 154, Omaha NE 68127

Financial Donors

Thank you to ALL of our 2021 donors:

$25,000 and Up

Claire M Hubbard Foundation
Conagra Brands Foundation
Hawks Family Philanthropy Fund
Holland Foundation
Immanuel Vision Foundation
Marsha and Milton Kleinberg
Mutual of Omaha Foundation
Suzanne and Walter Scott Foundation
The Kind World Foundation
The Lozier Foundation
The Sherwood Foundation
United HealthCare


$25,000 and Up


Claire M Hubbard Foundation
Conagra Brands Foundation
Hawks Family Philanthropy Fund
Holland Foundation
Immanuel Vision Foundation
Marsha and Milton Kleinberg
Mutual of Omaha Foundation
Suzanne and Walter Scott Foundation
The Kind World Foundation
The Lozier Foundation
The Sherwood Foundation
United HealthCare


$10,000 to $24,999

Clifton B. and Anne Stuart Batchelder Foundation
Jim and Mary Ellen Ostdiek
Sarah Seldin
Todd and Mary Heistand Family Foundation
Weitz Family Foundation
Wild Willy’s Fireworks

$2,500 to $9,999

American National Bank
Catholic Health Initiatives
Dan and Dana Coonce
Michael Ferzely and Mary Mullen-Ferzely
Denise A. Hill
Fred Hunzeker
Cindi and Nick Jasa
Howard and Gloria Kaslow
Kum & Go Charitable Fund
M & M Foundation
Cheryl Matthews
Rita and Don Otis
PenFed Credit Union
Pinnacle Bank
Peter and Michele Silberstein
Teen Foundation of the Jewish Federation of Omaha
Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Society

$1,000 to $2,499

Access Bank
Bill Altman
Baer Foundation
Bruce Boles
Mary Caffey
Anna Cramer
Lorene Dulkoski
Dundee Presbyterian Church
Peggy Dunn
Diane Duren and Drew Collier
Anne Dwyer
Farm Credit Services of America
First National Bank of Omaha
FNIC- The Harry A. Koch Company
Bruce Frasier and Richard Nielsen
Giger Foundation
Suzanne Grandinetti
Allen and Mary Kay Greenberg
Donna Grimm
Rosalyn Hansen
Jim and Rose Hassenstab
Robert and Teresa Hillebrandt
Cookie and Jerry Hoberman
Maureen and Richard Hunt
Karen and Tom Jacobi
Robert Joyce
Sharon and Jim Kresha
Kutak Rock
Sue Lawson
Lee L. Fowler II Memorial Family Foundation
Markel Corporation
Kelly and Kathy Mutchie
Lynne Mytty and Jana Martin
Sharee and Murray Newman
Beth Ostdiek Smith
Physicians Mutual
Mary Rehorst
Judy Rydberg
Spirit World/Wineventure Inc
Alan and Janette Stanek
Mark and Cheryl Straub
Autumn and Bill Taddicken
Target (The GoodCoin Foundation)
The Premier Advisory Group, LLC
Dennis and Sherry Thompson
Gail Veitzer
R. Brad and Mary Von Gillern
Maureen Walsh
Andrew Wong and Lindsey Petersen
Warren and Jackie Youngstrom
Thomas Zadina

$250 to $999

Dan Acheff
Charles and Frances Addy
Amazon Smile
Ellie Archer
Austin Mutual Insurance Company Foundation
Brian Bartels
Mike and Alicia Battershell
Erik Bird
My Boes
Amy Bones
Lorraine Chang and Eric Pearson
Charles E. Lakin Foundation
Stephanie Clark
Kim and Vicky Coonrod
Lenli Corbett
Amy and Derek Courtney
Linda and Mark Daly
Tony and Claudia Deeb
Carolyn and David Diamond
Nancy and Wes Dodge
Stephanie Drewnowski
Drew Dudley
Scott and Jodi Durbin
Julie Eckman
Janice Egermayer
Janet Farber
Mary and Whitney Ferer
Michael and Donna Foley
Jason and Jenn Fowler
Laura Foxall
Sara Foxley
Charlotte J. and L. M. Gammell
Robert Gaston
Tony Geissler and Kimberly Cuda
Karen Gluck
Kay Goldner
Caron Gray
Kathleen Hahn
Thomas and Lindsey Hall
Mary Jo Hanigan
Jeff Hansen and Laura Wilwerding
Jon and Beth Hansen
Ellen Hargus
Heartland Women’s Network
Laurie Hellbusch
Patricia Hemphill
Bonnie Hickey
Norma Hilt
Shellie Huismann
Mary Hupf
Ken Jambor
Nancy and Michel Janne
Merry and Rodger Jensen
William Joyce
Dave and Mary Jo Kampschneider
Joe and Jane Kavan
Annabelle and Charles Keene
Charles and Deb Kinzer
Margaret Kirkeby
David and Vicki Krecek
John Krecek
George J Kubat Family
Carole Langan
Gary and Bonnie Lech
Bob and Christine Mahoney
Thomas and Mary Kay Mans
Christie McCarthy
Lonnie Michael Jr.
Nancy Milder Lazer
Summer Miller Widhalm
Julie and Brett Moller
Nancy Movall and Tommy Whalen
Betsy and Chris Murphy
Carol Nelson
Leigh Neumayer
Molly Nicklin
Nancy Noddle
Laura Brightly Ostdiek and Robert Ostdiek
Richard Pahls
Craig Piquette
Mark and Lynne Pitner
Deanna Polk
Presbyterian Church of the Master
Reruns R Fun
Karla and Joseph Rizzo
Marti Rosen-Atherton
Ryan Rosenquist
Rick and Carol Russell
Mark Sabata
Jon Saunders
Kenneth Schieber
Adam Sema
Steve Sidner and Joan Crouchley
Mark and Susan Smith
Jamie Smith
Ramon and Susan Somberg
Kurt Strawhecker
David and Julianne Svingen
TD Ameritrade
The Hartford
Thrivent Financial
Tiburon 9 Hole Ladies League
Elizabeth Trauger
Karen Trost
Ginny Tworek
Deb Vosika
John and Tracy Wells
Audrey Woita
Nancy Wolf

$100 to $249

Altrusa Club of Omaha, Ne., Inc.
Richard and Maureen Anderl
Barbara Anderson
Jill Anderson
Mary Anna and Clyde Anderson
Gary and Barbara Archer
Gayle and Alvin Backes
Elizabeth and Bernard Baker
Marci and Jay Baker
Robert Baldi
Alice J Barmore
Jo Bartikoski
Durkhany Bassia
Dennis and Priscilla Beckmann
Sue Behr
Steven and Carol Bloch
Andrew and Leslie Bogue
Rich Bone
Stacy Braun
Aaron and Irene Burklund
Ashley Carroll
Chuck Casanova and Robin Nelson
Jeffrey Cassler
Linda Chapman
Oscar and Lois Christensen
Church World Service
Claire and Charles Circo
Virginia Collins
Martie and Sara Cordaro
Melissa Crawford
Lynn Danielson
Van Deeb
Carol and John Dennison
Kathy Dewell
Lonnie Dinneen and Mary Briseno Dinneen
Kathleen Dirks
Anna Drvol
Carolyn Duff
Suzanne Dunn
Joseph and Eileen Dyer
Lisa Fangman
Karen Farley
Jean and Jim Farrell
Mary and Ron Ferdig
Pete and Paige Festersen
Roger and Joyce Fitch
Cynthia and Stephen Forehead
Sheryl Forehead
Betty Foster
Amy Fountaine
Rodger Gerberding and Kathleen Jurgens
Wendy Wohlers-Gerdes and Michael Gerdes
Gregory and Jodean Gesell
Mary Kay Gibson
Dan and Sarah Gilbert
Daniel and Jenn Goaley
Mary Ann and Rick Gomel
Deborah Grant
Vic Gutman
Brian Hallner
Robert and Jane Hamer
Linda Hammer
Bea Haney
Randy Hansen
Paula Harris
Anna Hartman
David and Patti Hayden
Michael Heard
Anne Hellbusch
Craig Hendricks
Janet Henthorn
Carol Hipp
Marilyn Hoegemeyer
Pamela Hoesing
Dennis Hopple
Jennifer Hopwood
Jim Horwath
William and Robin Hotchkiss
Larry Hutchinson
Gregory Jackson
Jennifer Jensen
Jeffrey and Trudy Johnson
Teresa Jordan
Annette Kasselman
Charles and Beverly Kelberlau
David Keller
Jack and Fran Keown
Cheryl Kessell
Gayle Keyser
Bill Kizer
Jude Knipper
Susan Koenig
Ann Kramer
Clark and Deanna Landers
Debbra Landolt
Karen Langan
Mark Lavin
Daniel Lawse
Alice Lindsay
Jennifer Liu
Marilou Lonergan
Sue Lukowski
Christine Lund
William Mahoney
Deb Manning
Sharon Martin
Ed and Carrie May
Annastacia McCarty
Loretta McGowan
Terry and Lori McMullen
Katya Gibel Mevorach
Jane Moore
Diane Nelson
Kelly Nielsen
Kristin Ostdiek
Andrea Oster
Carolina Padilla
Daniel Padilla
Frank and Paula Partsch
Ward Peters and Jean Ann Ballinger
Jerry and Nita Phillips
Michael Pichik
Marilyn Pike
Bill and Megan Reay
Carolyn and Howard Rhoten
Sarah Riva
Jill Rizzo
Karen Romero
Jim Rood
Todd and Katherine Salzman
Emily Sauvageau
Mary Schuetze
Lori Kooper-Schwarz and Wayne Schwarz
Judith Schweikart
Howard and Linda Shrier
Diane Snider
Grant Sorrell
Margaret Mary Stanley
Starbucks Coffee Company
Jill Steinheider
Charlene Stender
Richard and Janet Stibor
Jacquelyn Stiles
Jeanne Strain
Jodi Strohl
Denise Suhr
Sherry Taxman
Christine Tilford
Judy Tlustos
Together a Greater Good (TAGG)
Margaux Towne
Andrew Trueblood
Kevin and Nichole Turgeon
Joyce Underwood
Union Pacific Foundation
Sarah Waller
Jim and Margie Wegner
Rik Weiss
Robin Wiar
Craig Wilkins
Julie Wymore

$99 or Less

Thanks to the many donors at this level. There are too many to list but we appreciate your amazing support!

In-Kind Donations

Special thanks to these businesses and individuals that provided in-kind donations in 2021:

Sherry Thompson

Revolution Wraps


Community Engagement Committee Members

Enterprise Center

Debra Kaplan

Omaha Steaks

Oriental Trading Company

Johnson Portrait Studio

Saving Grace Board of Directors

Memorial Donations

The memory of each of the following individuals was commemorated in 2021 with a financial donation to Saving Grace by the persons listed thereafter. We join their family and friends in honoring their lives by using their memorial donations to feed hungry bellies, rather than landfills all across the metro.

Dad, Mary K, Theresa, Phil, Duke

John Ostdiek

Emilie Fleming

Cindy Willms
Diana Brown
Dixie Fleming
Ellen Dasher
Joel and Jerlene Mosley
Mary and John Berger
Patricia and Deldon Ellison
Terry Bowman

Evelyn Ostdiek

Beth Ostdiek Smith

George J Kubat

Cynthia and Stephen Forehead
George J Kubat Family
Maureen Walsh
Beth Ostdiek Smith

Gordon Gammell

C.J. and L.M. Gammell


Jack Mullen

Mike Ferzely and Mary Mullen-Ferzely

Jason Lech

Gary and Bonnie Lech

Jenny Hultman and Roxanne Byers

Donna Hultman

John E. 'Jack' Ryan

Ken Jambor

Joseph Hill

Gary and Barbara Archer

Julia M Tipler

Patricia and Jerrold Tipler


Karen Tikalsky

Sherry Newland

Lee Fowler III

Laurie Fowler

Lillian Wyatt

Beth Ostdiek Smith

Nancy Sims Hutchinson

Larry Hutchinson

Norma Murphy

Cindy and Thomas McMahon

Ron Riddle

John and Tracy Wells
Beth Ostdiek Smith


Russell Beran, M.D.

Julie Beran Eckman and John Eckman

Theresa Dulkoski

Lorene Dulkoski

In-Honor Donations

The following individuals were honored by financial donations to Saving Grace in 2021:

Beth Ostdiek Smith

Rick and Carol Russell
Nancy Milder Lazer

Cheryl Matthews

Sarah Hester

Christian I.

Sarah Riva

Debra Somberg and Johannes Koch

Ramon and Susan Somberg

Diane Torkelson

Tony Geissler and Kimberly Cuda

Donovan and Bette Peterson

Gregory Solko

Ellie Archer

Lorraine Chang and Eric Pearson

Ginny Tworek

Molly Goessling
Frank Tworek

Tiffany, Aunt Kathy, and Ma

Sarah Waller

Jan Bontrager


Janelle French


John and Tracy Wells

Tony Geissler and Kimberly Cuda
Lauren Thomas-Kincaid

Judith Newman

Sheryl Forehead

Karen Joyce

Robert Joyce


Kathy Weaver


Kelly and Dan Somberg

Ramon and Susan Somberg

Ken and Carrie Somberg

Ramon and Susan Somberg

Kristen Bernady


Laurie Hellbusch

John Krecek
R Louis Taylor

Marge Neumayer and Cindy Dewey

Leigh Neumayer

Nick and Natalie Newman

Paula Albert

Norma Lewis

Dennis and Priscilla Beckmann

Park and Dennis Beckmann

Ellen Hargus

Peggy Dunn

Nancy Movall and Tommy Whalen
Suzanne Dunn

Richard Andrews

Jennifer Hamann

Russ Beran

Julie Eckman

Sherry Thompson

Ellie Archer

Employees of GMP Pros

Stephanie Clark

Tracy Wells

Richard and Maureen Anderl
Ward Peters and Jean Ann Ballinger

Other Ways to Support Us Financially

Support Saving Grace Perishable Food Rescue without spending an extra dime! Visit the Together A Greater Good website and upload your receipts from over 300 local businesses who will donate a portion of your purchase back to us!
AmazonSmile is a simple way to support Saving Grace, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com or turn on AmazonSmile in your Amazon App Settings, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. And, if you’re an Amazon Prime member, you can shop here and retain your prime status.
Support Saving Grace every time you shop at your local Baker's through the Dillons Community Rewards program. This program makes fundraising easy by donating every time you do your grocery shopping. Once you link your Card to Saving Grace, all you have to do is shop at Baker's and swipe your Shopper’s Card.
Visit our SHARE Omaha site to find opportunities to volunteer with us, shop our wishlist, or partner with us at an upcoming event!

Spread the word and encourage food donations! Thank you for your support!


Why it Matters

1 in 6 adults in Nebraska reported not having enough money to buy food.

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Smith (name changed for publication) came to us for a pantry. Mr. Smith had just lost his job. They were amazed at the amount of food, especially the fresh fruits and vegetables, they received. They were so extremely grateful for our assistance. Mr. Smith said as soon as he gets back on his feet, he will find a way to give back to the pantry. We at Salem Food Pantry are so grateful for our partnership with Saving Grace. You help us to serve the food insecure with nutritious fruits and vegetables, and sometimes with much-needed dairy items.
Michelle A. Heard
Salem Food Pantry

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