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Magic Moments, Day 7

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By: Jenn Hatcher


Laura Robinson is currently employed at the Food Bank of Lincoln as a driver. On a typical day Laura spends her mornings driving one of three Food Bank distribution trucks throughout the city, picking up donations at local retail groceries and food distribution companies.  Laura returns to the Food Bank, unloads the donations, eats a quick lunch, and begins the second half of her day. In the afternoon, Laura transports a variety of foods to our High School Markets. 


However, Laura's shining moment is the ownership she has taken of the Saturday morning food distribution at First Presbyterian Church.  Organized by Jacob's Well, hosted by the church, food is provided by the Food Bank and Laura helps to create this twice monthly food distribution that serves hundreds of families and individuals. What is unique about this is that Laura arrives at the Food Bank early on Saturday mornings, loads her large truck full of pallets of food along with her 6 year old son Eddie, her brother, and often times her mother. They head to the church and the magic begins. On these Saturday mornings, volunteers are waiting for the trucks arrival and Laura unloads the precious cargo. There are hundreds of individuals waiting to see what the delivery might be. 


Laura is Eddie's scout leader and is also a hard working single mother.  Laura works hard to make sure Eddie is well fed and has the basic necessities. On top of taking care of her son, Laura is looking after her mother who is currently battling cancer.  Laura represents the Food Bank in the most perfect way and unselfishly helps those who desperately need it.  


Union Bank's Magic Moments program was honored to provide Laura and little Eddie with a little magic of their own this holiday season.  The magic started with a special trip to the Lincoln Children's Zoo where Santa helped in presenting some great gifts to Laura and Eddie.  Eddie received a new bike, roller blades, pogo stick, telescope, remote control car, disco light karaoke, and a Nintendo 3DS XL bundle. Laura asked for items that will help her do her job. She received steel toed boots, coveralls, printer, work gloves, socks and couple massages, which you can image she needs after all her hard work.  Laura is always thinking of others before herself and had a wish of 400 turkeys or hams donated for the December 21st food drop at the Food Bank. Nebraska Pork Producers Association and DuPont Pioneer made a gracious donation of $1,000 to have this wish fulfilled.  The family also received a 1 year membership to the Lincoln Children's Zoo and the Lincoln Children's Museum.


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