A local food bank gives to hundreds before Thanksgiving
A local food bank gave out food on Thursday, so needy families could also put a Thanksgiving meal on the table.
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Many families are planning and cooking their holiday dinners now, but a local food bank gave out food on Thursday, so needy families could also put a Thanksgiving meal on the table.
“My guess is we’re going to serve about 500 families in three hours,” said Joann Emerson, director of development for Center For People In Need. “(Last) Monday to Monday, we served about 3000 families, food.
Over a dozen volunteers ran a contactless drive-thru, giving out food and diapers before closing for thanksgiving. Cars filed through as their trunks were filled with fresh bread, fruit, meats, and vegetables.
“So with tomorrow being Thanksgiving, people are looking for ways to supplement their family’s food, and I’m glad that we’re here for them,” said Emerson.
Emerson says more people need help after losing work during COVID.
“I think that this year has been such a challenge for so many people,” said Emerson. “People that are needing food for the first time perhaps in their entire life. Because they’ve lost their job or one person in the household lost her job.”
The Center For People In Need will be closed this Thursday and Friday and will reopen Monday at 10 am for more information, visit https://www.cfpin.org/.