The Salvation Army/KETV 7 Can Help Kids Back to School Backpack Program Drop Off Locations

The Salvation Army
Lied Renaissance Center
3612 Cuming St., Omaha

Any Methodist Clinic
or Hospital Location

8303 Dodge St., Omaha
707 N 190th Plz, Omaha
717 N 190th Plz, Omaha
16120 W Dodge, Omaha
10710 Fort St, Omaha
10060 Regency Cir, Omaha
8901 W Dodge Rd, Omaha
17675 Welch Plz, Omaha
5908 S 142nd St., Omaha
101 E Centennial Rd, Papillion
3353 L St., Omaha
1001 Risen Son Blvd, Council Bluffs
933 E Pierce St., Council Bluffs

Participating McDonald's Locations
1751 Madison Ave., Council Bluffs
1607 W Broadway, Council Bluffs
610 30th Ave, Manawa
1608 Galvin Rd S, Bellevue
10777 Q St., Omaha
4404 N 30th St., Omaha
8003 S 84th St., La Vista
18320 Wright St., Omaha
14449 W Center Rd, Omaha
929 E Washington St, Blair
12850 L St., Omaha
8525 S 71st Plz, Papillion
177805 Welsh Plz, Omaha
2410 Cuming St., Omaha
9505 S 144th St., Omaha
7400 N 30th St., Omaha
9009 Military Rd, Omaha
7717 Dodge Rd, Omaha
3404 N 108th St., Omaha
2340 N 72nd St., Omaha
11330 W Dodge Rd, Omaha
14363 S Highway 31, Gretna
3805 N 132nd St., Omaha
4635 N 72nd St., Omaha
3575 N 168th Ct., Omaha
122 S 40th St., Omaha
1410 S Washington St., Papillion
13708 Q St., Omaha
3606 S 84th St., Omaha
3609 Summit Plaza Dr., Bellevue
3909 S 42nd St., Omaha
10201 S 21st St., Bellevue
2760 S 13th St., Omaha
435 E 23rd St., Fremont
100 Willow Rd, Missouri Valley

Kaplan University
5425 N 103rd St., Omaha

Bounce University
11142 Q St., Omaha

Bellevue Senior Center
109 W 22nd Ave., Bellevue

Camelot Senior Center
9270 Cady St., Omaha

Corrigan Senior Center
3819 X St., Omaha

Florence Senior Center
2920 Bondesson St., Omaha

Montclair/Millard Senior Center
2304 S. 134th Ave., Omaha

Omaha Hair Choice
4217 S 120th St., Omaha

1926 S 67th St., Omaha

Classic Pool and Spa
4213 S 120th St., Omaha

Sapp Brothers
14705 Cornhusker Rd #2, Omaha

Peck Law Firm
212 S 74th St #100, Omaha

Rockbrook United Methodist Church
9855 W Center Rd, Omaha



The president of the United States has pardoned a turkey on Thanksgiving Day since the days of Abraham Lincoln.  In Omaha, Mayor Jean Stothert will pardon a pig on behalf of The Salvation Army‘s BaconFest Omaha.

The pardoning of the appropriately named “Sal” (“Sal“, of course, is short for Salvation) will take place at 2 p.m., on Monday, Aug. 5 at the Omaha/Douglas Civic Center on the Martin Luther King Plaza, 18th & Farnam Streets.  

BaconFest will be held Sunday, Aug. 11 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.. The event is an important fundraiser for the Kroc Center.  Proceeds will provide scholarships for under-served families in Omaha so that they can participate in the program services that enrich their lives at The Salvation Army Joan Kroc Corps Community Center.

BaconFest will be a day of vendor booths, local bands and bacon-inspired cuisine with entertainment and fun family activities.  Highlights include a chef’s competition.  The Farmland Bacon Cook Off begins at 4:00 pm.  Celebrity judges will announce the winners at 5:15 pm. 

Major Todd Thielke, Senior Kroc Center Officer, will introduce Mayor Stothert at the Aug. 5 pardoning. 

Also present will be “Sal’s” owner, 8-year-old Landri Loos, and her mother, Kelli from Kearney, Neb.  Landri is an active 4-H member. 

Tickets are available at all metro HyVee stores, Crave at Midtown Crossing and the Kroc Center at 2825 Y St.  Prices are $25 for adults and $5 for children, ages 5-12.  Children under age 5 admitted free.

Tickets (for general admission and children 5-12 years) include $5 worth of Bacon Bucks to be used to taste and vote for the bacon recipe competition and an all-day pass to the Kroc Center.