Covid-19 Updates

Helping People. Changing Lives.

Northwest Community Action Partnership is committed to continuing serving the communities in our service areas during this very difficult time.  Some services may be impacted as we follow Panhandle Public Health, CDC and other recommendations.  

* NCAP's administrative office at 270 Pine Street in Chadron is closed to the public.  Staff continue to work safely to coordinate and carry out selected programs and agency functions. 

Farmers to Families Food Box

Residents of the Panhandle hard hit by COVID19, job loss or other challenges, will benefit from the Farmers to Families Food Box Program every Tuesdays or Wednesday (see below) through August.  

This drive-up, pre-boxed distribution includes fresh fruits & vegetables, diary & meat items.  

Alliance: Every Tuesday, 9:15 am, 903 Big Horn 

Chadron: Every Tuesday, 10:30 am, Ridgeview Bible Church, 10 th & Ridgeview

Gordon: Every Wednesday, 9:30 am, Wayland Park at the Shelter

Valentine: Every Tuesday, 8:00 am, VCS School parking lot

Please stay in your vehicle and the food will be placed in your trunk by volunteers.  Each vehicle will receive one distribution. 

Food Pantries

NCAP's food pantries provide food to households with limited access to food.  

* Our food pantries are distributing food during the following hours (note that the buildings are closed to the public and distribution is currently by drive up, but delivery is available to those in need- please contact your local pantry for more details. and check here regularly for the latest information):

Alliance Extra Helping Food Pantry
1028 E. Third St., Bldg C Room 100 or 200   (308) 762-4523
Mondays, Wednesdays 9:30 to 12:00, 1:00 to 3:00 and Fridays 9:30 to 12:00 

Chadron Extra Helpings Food Pantry
127 W 2nd Street, Ste 105    (308) 747-2200
Tuesdays 10:30 to 12:00, 1:00 to 4:00
Wednesdays 10:30 to 12:00 
Fridays 10:30 to 12:00, 1:00 to 4:00  (Temporary hours in response to Coronavirus)  Come to this pantry during scheduled hours, stay in your car, and call 747-2200 - food will be brought out to you. If you don't have a phone, just honk your horn.

Rushville Extra Helpings Food Pantry
207 S. Main St.   (308) 327-2877
Every Tuesday & Thursday 9:30 to 12:00 - 12:30 to 1:30
(Tuesdays and the 2nd & 4th Thursdays are temporary hours in response to Coronavirus)

Valentine Extra Helpings Food Pantry
312 E. Third St.   (402)-376-1886
Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9:00 to 12:00 and 1:00 to 4:00
Appointments Available

Each site will distribute a box of food to each enrolled client.  If you need food or are elderly or have an underlying health condition and need grocery or prescription pick up, food delivery, etc., please CLICK HERE to complete an online inquiry form.  A staff member will contact you within a couple of days to discuss your needs.  

For a list of other food resources in Dawes County, CLICK HERE

Emergency Services

* If you need emergency services such as utility assistance, prescription assistance, or other needs, please CLICK HERE to complete an online inquiry form.  A staff member will contact you within a couple of days to discuss your needs. 

Head Start / Early Head Start

* All Head Start centers in Alliance, Chadron, Gordon, and Valentine are closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. However, our Head Start and Early Head Start staff are still providing educational lessons and food options for our kids and families. For more information regarding Head Start and Early Head Start during Covid19, please click here.


* The Weatherization Program is suspending services until it is safe to enter clients home.  Emergency furnace repair and replacement services will continue.  Please click here for an on-line application. For Weatherization inquiries, please call 308-430-1162 

Volunteer Services

* RSVP and Volunteer Services is still serving our communities as they are able.  We are also looking for community volunteers.  Go to to sign up or please call 308-430-1836

* For other inquiries, please call 308-430-2496.   Thank you for your patience during this very challenging time. 

COVID19 Resources

Central for Disease Control Covid19

Panhandle Public Health District

United Way of Western Nebraska



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