Free community packs and produce at Trinity Church on March 21
OMAHA, Neb. March 20, 2020 – As families and individuals across Nebraska continue to struggle with the community and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, many find themselves in the unfamiliar position of seeking emergency food assistance.
WHAT: Food Bank for the Heartland is committed to helping those in need and is partnering with the Salvation Army Pantry to host a free drive-up mobile pantry to assist individuals and families in Cuming County and the surrounding communities.
Community packs will be available, which are 28-pound prepackaged boxes filled with various nonperishable staple items. The packs are assembled by Food Bank volunteers. Produce and bakery items will also be offered.
A drive-up distribution method is being used to prioritize the health and safety of the community during this pandemic. Individuals and families coming to the mobile pantry should stay in their vehicles. Volunteers will help direct traffic and load the food for them.
WHEN: Saturday, March 21 beginning at 8:30 a.m. until all the food has been distributed
WHERE: Trinity Church
900 E Decatur St., West Point, NE 68788
“During this unprecedented time, Food Bank for the Heartland is working swiftly with our partners across Nebraska and western Iowa in the community to provide critical meals to our neighbors struggling with the community and economic impact of the COVID-19 virus,” said Brian Barks, President and CEO of Food Bank for the Heartland. “We anticipate the need for emergency and supplemental food to increase in the upcoming weeks. We are grateful for the outpouring of support from individuals, organizations and companies across the Heartland.”
If members of the community are seeking opportunities to help their neighbors in need during the pandemic, they are encouraged to visit www.FoodBankHeartland.org to make a financial donation to purchase additional food and to obtain information about volunteering to help assemble community packs of nonperishable food items being distributed at pantries, emergency meal providers and through the Food Bank’s Mobile Pantry program.