Mission + Vision

Ben & Michaela Akridge

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.


"Upon moving to Lincoln Nebraska just over three years ago, God has given us opportunity after opportunity to serve the children of Lincoln. After having the privilege to take advantage of some of these opportunities, we have realized that this is where our hearts are.

There are so many ways to serve these children, and so many needs around us, however we decided to serve children by providing the basic need of food where food is lacking. It's that simple, there are children in our very own town that go without food because it can't be provided in their homes for a variety of reasons.

We feel called to do something about that. We desire to not only provide basic nutrition for these children, but also to provide a team of safe constants in their life. To come along side these children and live life with them. Even if its just a couple hours per week."

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.