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Commodity Supplemental Food Program

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) provides a nutritious food box on a monthly basis that is based on the USDA food guidelines.  The program offers 13 distribution sites in the Southern Panhandle of Nebraska.  Eligibility for the program is based on age – elderly 60 years or older, post-partum women and children ages 5-6 – and income qualifications.  CSFP is an alternative program to the WIC participants if they so choose.

Applications are accepted in person at the Gering site located at the CAPWN main campus at 910 Crescent Drive each Wednesday and at each distribution site throughout the week.

For questions or additional information, call  308-635-7298.

Women, Infants & Children (WIC)

This is special supplemental nutrition program that is ran by the USDA. In Nebraska, WIC provides to about 34,000
families. WIC provides nutrition education, nutritious foods,
baby formula, breast feeding support, and healthcare
referrals for income-eligible families.

We serve pregnant women, postpartum women, infants and children from birth to age 5. It has been proven that WIC saves lives and improves the health of nutritionally at-risk women, infants, and children. WIC is one of the nation’s most successful and cost-effective nutrition intervention programs. We serve over half of all infants born in the U.S.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


Foster Grandparents

The Foster Grandparent Program is a nationally-recognized and funded program through the Federal Senior Corps office.

Share Today. Shape Tomorrow.  The Foster Grandparent program matches income eligible people 55 and over with children in an educational setting.  Volunteers work one on one with children spending time reading, building life skills and enjoying what each generations has to offer.  The ultimate goal is to empower seniors by enriching their lives and the lives of the children they work with.

Do you want to be a Foster Grandparent?

Please call Cathy S. at 308-635-3089

Western Nebraska Child Development Center

A Nationally Accredited and State Licensed Child Care Center/Preschool

Full time students who are parents of young children can enroll their children in the on campus facility.

Our facility is a safe, nuruting, simulating enviroment for 26 children, with 3 rooms, which allow for smaller group sizes, one on one care, and quality age appropiate activites. It’s an active learning enviroment for child and adult interaction.

Children receive 2 nutricious meals and a snack each day. Teaching staff complete a developmental screening and on-going assessment to identify children’s unique strengths and needs.

Western Nebraska Child Development Center is a collaborative effort of Western Nebraska Community College, United Way, and Community Action Health Center

Location & Contact

3118 17th Ave Scottsbluff, NE 69361


Migrant & Sesonal Headstart

Migrant and Seasonal Head Start (MSHS) is a federally funded comprehensive child development program based on four cornerstones:

Child Development  |  Family Development |  Community Building  |  Staff Development

MSHS serves children ages 6 weeks  through 5 years and their families who meet the migrant and income guidelines at the Alliance and Scottsbluff sites.

Children are served five days a week, 10 hours each day.

Alliance Site operates April – October. Scottsbluff Site operates June – August.



Staff Members

People Served

Get In Touch

Location: 3350 10th St, Gering, Nebraska

Telephone: 308.635.3089

School Hours: M-F: 8am – 5pm


Main Phone: 308.635.3089

Fax: 308.635.0264

Health Clinic: 308.632.2540

Health Clinic Fax: 308.633.2650

Behavioral Health: 308.633.5766

Toll-Free: 888.448.9665

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