Mobile Food Bank Coming to Broken Bow

BROKEN BOW—Bring your boxes and bags and fill up on food to feed your family for a week. The Food Bank for the Heartland Mobile Food Bank will be visiting Broken Bow this Saturday, August 24.

Volunteers are asked to show up at 7:45 a.m. to unload the truck which is scheduled to arrive at 8 a.m. Food will be distributed beginning at 10:30 a.m. until supplies last (probably about 12 p.m.).

“The more volunteers we have, the better it goes, the smoother it runs. It’s a great feeling you walk away with and our volunteers get to go through the line as well,” Trumbull said.

Local volunteers Christie Trumbull and Tina Hurt said all people are welcome who might need a little help restocking their pantries. The mobile food bank is non-income based and recipients will be given enough food to feed their families for one week with items such as canned goods, pasta, and baked goods.

The food pantry will be held at the Berean Bible Church in Broken Bow located at 2419 Memorial Drive, Broken Bow, NE 68822.

Christie Trumbull said the mobile food bank is made possible thanks to the help of volunteers. With enough volunteer commitment, the food bank may come to the area four times a year to help serve local residents. Volunteers are needed this Saturday to help unload the truck and distribute food. Trumbull said they will not turn any volunteers away.

“This is a need and we want to continue to support that need and support those families,” Trumbull said.

Individuals and families will be required to sign in on Saturday morning but their financial situation will not deter anyone from receiving food. Those picking up food are asked to bring a box or heavy duty sack.

Tina Hurt encourages anyone who needs food delivered to them to call and a box of food will be delivered.

Thanks to Judy Schweitzer and the help of many volunteers, the mobile food pantry has been visiting Custer County for the last three years. Hurt and Trumbull told KCNI/KBBN the more the merrier when it comes to volunteers! They will be put to work unloading the truck, distributing food, or helping with cleanup and anyone who needs service hours is encouraged to volunteer.

Call Christie Trumbull at 308-870-2275 to ask for a food delivery or to get more information about this Saturday’s mobile food bank.

“It’s about giving back to the community and the community helping each other out,” Trumbull said.