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Organization seeking volunteers for food drive

Buffalo County Community Partners addressing food insecurity, needs volunteers
Published: Oct. 15, 2020 at 9:15 AM CDT
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KEARNEY, Neb. (KSNB) - The Buffalo County Community Partners are still looking for volunteers to fill the last few spots of its first-ever drive-up food bank taking place Thursday.

The drive begins at 9 a.m. and lasts until 3 p.m. at the Buffalo County Fairgrounds and is to help food pantries in Buffalo County address food insecurity and restock their shelves.

“There are so many people in the community that are having problems with food insecurity right now," Michelle Toukan, the Marketing Director of Buffalo County Community Partners, said. "I know a lot of us have had problems this summer with changing of jobs and things so the community pantries are really overwhelmed.”

There is inside and outside work available and masks will be worn and social distancing will be minded during the drive. Volunteers will load the food off of trucks, into carts and then put in the vehicles which come to collect food. The entire operation is completely contactless.

“The volunteers that we need are going to make or break this event," Toukan said. "We have to have these volunteers to take these food boxes from the semi and into the vehicles of people in need.”

To sign up to volunteer follow this link.

Organizers are looking for 36 volunteers throughout the day, each one serving two-hour shifts. As of 8:30 a.m. Thursday, there are seven slots available.

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