Donate
Menu

Feeding those affected by disasters.

HotMeals USA is a Christian-based, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to feeding those affected by disasters, regardless of affiliation.

Update:

Our first Hot Meals USA unit is now available to come to your location. Businesses, churches, civic groups and community events! We would be happy to attend.

We’ll bring the unit to you! We can set up and staff the trailer, our people will educate and take donations while on site.

Your help will allow us to make this first Rapid Response Trailer, road ready.

Feel free to give us a call at 308-440-7836

destoryed homes

Our Mission

To provide equipment and people to feed others in times of disaster.

We will have the equipment and people to feed thousands, regardless of the conditions on the ground. Each mobile unit will have its own power, coolers, ovens and grills. We will provide real meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner - along with coffee, tea and ice cream. If you don’t think ice cream is important, you’ve never handed a child an ice cream cone and watched the reaction.

We turn victims into volunteers quickly.

Phase two of our operation is to hire local Serve Safe Certified cooks and chefs. People that lost their livelihood can now start to serve their neighbors. When neighbors see this, they too step up and start to help one another. This is truly how people recover from disasters. No outside government agency or group can fix a neighborhood; local people do that.

Get Involved

Local Sponsors

Current Objectives

Initial Goals 1 Year

  • Fund a 24 foot quick-response trailer with its own generator and equipped to provide safe water and food to up to 2,000 people a day.
  • Build a partnership with Churches and Community Organizations to provide volunteers. (Already partnered with Salvation Army and Red Cross.)
  • When this unit is not deployed, use it as a fundraising and partnership-building tool.
  • Build a web site to inform people of the project, it will allow on line donations and have a registry for cooks and chefs to sign up by state and county.

Midterm Goals 2 Years

  • Build a second trailer as well as two smaller units to help in times of smaller scale disasters like floods, fires and tornados. The smaller units could deploy immediately with a two-person crew to handle the food. Support units for staff.
  • Build a base of operations for cleanup of units as well as repairs. Each unit will need to be made road ready for the next deployment.
  • All units would be kept in the mid Nebraska area.

Long Term Goals 5 years

  • Have a set number of unit’s large and small ready to deploy in times of need, staffed with volunteers from around the country. Our hope is they would never be used. Our experience says they will be needed.

Board Members

Cheryl Cochran

Richard Cochran

Bradley Holbrook

Bruce Schreiner

Travis Hollman

Tony Purvis

Jeff Booth

Diane Schubert

Frequently Asked Questions

What exactly will this trailer and your people do?

The trailer is loaded with equipment, to provide trained Serve Safe Certified cooks and chefs. The ability to produce 10,000 meals a day.

Why Nebraska?

Nebraska is centrally located with interstate highways we can deploy anywhere within 36 hours. Also in our history we’ve never had a hurricane in the state.