We are currently focused on serving three target neighborhoods in Lincoln, NE: "29th & Holdrege" on Mondays at 5:30pm, "N Chester St & W Dawes Ave" on Tuesdays at 5:30pm and "13th & Saratoga" on Wednesdays at 5:30pm. We believe we can make a huge impact in these three communities. Also, we have a free seasonal produce stand at each location.

Food Fort is a non profit dedicated to serving children in under resourced neighborhoods. In addition to providing food for those children in need, our mission is to provide more than just a meal. We seek to provide respect, love, relationships, and a constant support system in their lives. Feeding, loving and growing our future.

Ben & Michaela Akridge


“Upon moving to Lincoln, Nebraska in May of 2013, we were given many opportunities to work with the children of Lincoln, both professionally and through our local youth group. After taking advantage of these opportunities, we were strongly affirmed, in that this is where our hearts were: serving, loving, and getting to know the youth within our community.

Simply using food as our avenue, we seek to build relationships with youth in our community, in hopes of having a lasting impact in their lives, past the here and now physical need of a meal. Our mission is not only to provide basic nutrition for these children, but also provide a team of safe constants in their life. We come alongside of these youth and communities to simply live life with them, even if it's just for a couple of hours each week."

Mission + Vision