Posted 1 year ago

By Corey Sorenson


Northwest Community Action Partnership (NCAP) is closing its Closer to Home meal program, effective tomorrow… January 31, 2014.

NCAP Executive Director Karen Eisenbarth says the decision to close was a difficult one, driven in part by funding cuts.

Eisenbarth says Closer to Home was also hampered by the fact that the current location in a former private residence is inadequate to prepare and serve the number of meals that clients are seeking.

She emphasizes that although the hot meal program is ending, NCAP will continue to offer a wide range of services to those in need.

Eisenbarth remains hopeful some type of successor will take the place of Closer to Home, saying NCAP has been actively meeting with other area leaders to seek community-based solutions. 

Closer to Home has served meals to homeless or hungry residents of Chadron for over seven years. Emergency services will continue to be provided, including emergency food pantry and monthly food distribution, at the 620 West 3rd Community Services offices. 

Sack lunches will be available for clients at NCAP’s outreach office until mid-February.