Mobile Food Pantry in Mason City May 21 Following Successful Distribution in Broken Bow

Mobile Food Pantry in Mason City May 21 Following Successful Distribution in Broken Bow
Volunteers line up in front of the Foodbank for the Heartland mobile pantry unit on Saturday, May 9 in Broken Bow

BROKEN BOW–Enough boxes of food were distributed to feed 528 families as part of the Foodbank for the Heartland‘s Mobile Food Pantry held in Broken Bow on May 9. In addition to the food boxes, families were also given potatoes, apples, onions, oranges, and a loaf of bread.

Local organizer Christie Trumbull told KCNI/KBBN earlier this month that due to COVID-19, new measures would be put in place to reduce face-to-face contact with food recipients. Volunteers split up into four stations and packed boxes into cars as they drove through. A serpentine line of cars filled the Berean Church parking lot for most of Saturday morning and a few cars even had to be turned away after the food ran out.

“It was awesome. It was an awesome turnout and we were able to help a lot of people. God really blessed us. Thank you for all my volunteers. Thank you for everybody that came. It was amazing,” Trumbull said.

“We had a great turnout, the volunteers, it worked smooth and it went well and I think we blessed a lot of families,” Tina Hurt added.

The mobile pantry will make another appearance in Custer County on Thursday, May 21 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Mason City Baptist Church 687 Prentiss St Mason City, NE 68855.

It will be another drive-up distribution event with food boxed up and ready to load in vehicles. Recipients will stay in their vehicles. No documentation needed and everyone is welcome, free of charge. Fresh produce and dry and canned goods will be available. If you have questions call 308-293-6207 or 308-870-0436.

Trumbull said the Mobile Food Pantry will be back in Broken Bow on August 22.