The city of Omaha, University of Nebraska Omaha fraternity members and The Salvation Army are teaming up to help stock two food pantries.
The city's food drive began March 11th and runs through April 12th. City employees are asked to help fill designated food bins in city offices.
In the midst of that effort, members of UNO's Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity will hold their annual "Just Can It" food drive and homelessness awareness event next month. From April 1st to 5th, students will sleep outdoors at Crossroads Mall in cardboard homes and accept donations of money and non-perishable food. The donations go to The Salvation Army's two food pantries in Omaha.
The Salvation Army says it has seen nearly a 20 percent increase in requests for food from 2011.