Farmers to Families Food Box Pickups coming to Panhandle

SIDNEY, NE — A program designed to get food to those who need it is making a stop in the southern Panhandle next week. 

A Farmers to Families Food Box Pickup station will be set up in Sidney on Monday, May 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. It will be located in the Agri-Plastics parking lot at 701 East Elm St. 

There will be a similar event in Lewellen the same day from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. This distribution will be at the Volunteers of America Western Nebraska Office at 305 Main St.

There is no cost for the food and no income requirements to qualify. Each box typically contains fresh produce, a protein source, cheese, vegetables, milk and other items. Food boxes will be given out on a first come, first served basis while supplies last. 

This is a drive through distribution, meaning those who would like to pick up food just need to pop their trunk and the food will be loaded for them. 

The event is being put on by the Volunteers of America Western Nebraska through a partnership with Hot Meals USA. This program was created to help families struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic.