Extra Mile Walk goes virtual this year while still providing for children

Throughout the pandemic, families and children have been hit hard when it comes to food insecurities. 
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LINCOLN, NE.. (KLKN) — Throughout the pandemic, families and children have been hit hard when it comes to food insecurities.

“We do know that the need is about 15% to 20% greater as a result of the pandemic. So definitely, you know, more folks that are there needing help for a variety of reasons,” John Mabry, the development director with the Lincoln Food Bank, said.

The Lincoln Food Bank partners with LPS to hold backpack drives to provide for children with food insecurities. Each week they go to different locations and hand out hundreds of bags. All of them filled with nutritious foods to help full the children while they learn.

Much of the funding comes from the annual Extra Mile Walk, which contributes a lot to the back pack drives.

“It means the world because you know that we couldn’t do it without the support. And every donation, no matter how, there’s no donation that’s too small,” Mabry said.

This year, the walk will be virtual given the pandemic. It will go through April 26th through April 30th. You can donate online.

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