Food Bank for the Heartland’s Mobile Pantry program delivers food directly to communities that have a high need but limited food resources. Results of a study supported by the Howard G. Buffett Foundation and the Nielsen Company show approximately 11.7 percent, or 1,270 people, in Custer County are at-risk for hunger.
Map the Meal Gap 2019 is a study from Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, which provides data on a county level. Of the more than 1.8 million people living in the 93 counties served by Food Bank for the Heartland, there are approximately 207,000 struggling with hunger, according to study results.
On Saturday, January 25 from 9:30-11:00 AM the mobile food pantry will be located in Broken Bow at the Broken Bow Berean Church (22419 Memorial Drive).
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.
If anyone would like to volunteer, it is asked that you arrive no later than 7:45 AM on Saturday to help unload the truck.
“Make sure you come. We don’t care if you come in your pajamas,” said mobile food pantry organizer Judy Schweitzer. “Take advantage of this because that’s the only way that it can keep working.”
One other area mobile food pantry location for January includes the Loup City Community Center on Saturday, January 25 from 9 AM until out of food.