The establishment of the Commodity Supplemental Food Program was prompted by the studies which indicated that women who suffer from malnutrition during pregnancy risk permanent damage to their unborn children.
The History of Northeast Nebraska Community
Action Partnership (NENCAP)
Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership (NENCAP),
Inc. is a private, non-profit corporation, incorporated under the laws of
the State of Nebraska, and headquartered in Pender, Nebraska. The agency was
chartered in 1966 as the Thurston County Community Action Council under the
provisions of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964. The agency's first home
was in Macy, NE serving the residents of Thurston County. In 1967, the
office moved from Macy to Walthill, NE. The agency's first programs were
Head Start, Commodities Supplemental Food Assistance and Weatherization. As
the service area grew, the central offices were relocated to Wisner,
Nebraska. Due to the agencies growth into four buildings in Wisner, the
agency's goal was to secure a building big enough for all staff to be in
one building. In March of 2012 the agency was able to achieve its goal after
the Pender Hospital moved into a new facility in January 2012. The agency
then moved into the Pender Hospital building so all staff could be in one
In March of 2012, the agency also changed its name from Goldenrod Hills
Community Action, Inc. to Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership,
Inc. The change in the name is a part of an ongoing national initiative to
highlight anti-poverty efforts underway at Community Action Agencies across
the country. The initiative, spearheaded by the national office of the
Community Action Partnership, is designed to increase awareness of Community
Action -America's poverty fighting network.
NENCAP serves an income-eligible population in a 14-county area of Northeast
Nebraska, including the counties of Antelope, Burt, Cedar, Cuming, Dakota,
Dixon, Dodge, Knox, Madison, Pierce, Stanton, Thurston, Washington and
The Promise of Community Action
"Community Action changes people's lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other."
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.