Food Bank for the Heartland providing food to flood-affected Hall County

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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - Food Bank for the Heartland is helping those experiencing hardship during this natural disaster and is partnering with Trinity United Methodist Church’s Loaves and Fishes volunteers to host a free mobile food pantry in Grand Island on Saturday, July 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The mobile pantry will take place at the City of Grand Island Utilities Building, 315 N Jefferson St., Grand Island, NE 68801.

“Food Bank for the Heartland has already helped provide more than 490,000 disaster relief meals,” said Brian Barks, president and CEO of Food Bank for the Heartland. “We are grateful for the outpouring of support from individuals, organizations and companies locally and across the county. The Food Bank has been part of this community for 38 years, and we will continue to distribute emergency and supplemental food to our neighbors in need throughout the Heartland. We are pleased to partner with Trinity United Methodist Church to provide this monthly mobile pantry for individuals and families in Hall County.”

Approximately 24,000 pounds of food will be available for distribution and will include pasta, tomato sauce, rice, macaroni and cheese, canned water, and other shelf-stable products along with perishable items, such as fresh apples, carrots, peppers, frozen pizzas, and assorted bakery items. Disaster pantry packs will also be offered. They are 15-pound prepacked boxes filled with various nonperishable items.

Those attending the mobile pantry are asked to bring boxes or bags to assist in carrying the food they receive. Volunteers will be available to help recipients. No identification is required to obtain food.

Information about other disaster relief resources is available on https://foodbankheartland.org/flooding/.

If members of the community are seeking opportunities to help their neighbors in need, they are encouraged to visit www.FoodBankHeartland.org to make a donation to disaster relief.