Grand Island church gives food to those in need

Local4 News at 6 Saturday
Published: Aug. 13, 2023 at 10:40 AM CDT
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - The Trinity Methodist Church held a free-food distribution at College Park on Saturday.

The church host the event on the second Saturday of every month and have been giving away food for the last six years. They have been conducting drive-up distributions since the pandemic.

There are three stations where people receive a portion of food, enough to feed a family of four for a week. Organizers said they feel their efforts help the the food-insecurity issue.

“We give out right now around 500 boxes a month, but we have given out as almost 1,000 a month during the worst part of COVID,” said Debbra Brummond, Volunteer Coordinator at Trinity Methodist Church. “When we first started doing this there was only one or two food panties in town, now there are several in addition to this drive-by distribution that we have.”

Brummond said the food they distribute comes from Food Bank for the Heartland in Omaha. She also noticed a certain age group is in need of food the most.

“There are a significant number of people above the age of 65 who come through,” Brummond said. “For some of them this pretty much the only food that they get for the month. So they are especially grateful.”

Brummond said this event makes them feel good because they know for at least one night a child is not going to sleep hungry.