Food Fort of Lincoln kicks off summer by bringing the community together

Working hard to build a relationship with kids and be a line of support whenever they need it.
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The Food Fort is staple for many children throughout Lincoln. However, with COVID–19 restrictions, they haven’t been able to do that. Instead, they’ve been serving as emergency distribution with hot meals, groceries and art supplies for kids.

As restrictions continue to lift, they are now celebrating, by having a block party.

“It’s a really cool opportunity to come together, enjoy a meal, grill out and have a fun time,” Food Fort founder Michhaela Akridge said.

It doesn’t just stop at the great food, fun games and goody bags, it’s also about the connection.

“With the times going on right now, we have the Lincoln Police Department out here just to create an environment of coming together and standing in unity. Giving the Food Fort kids a positive interaction with our law enforcement,” Akridge said.

Working hard to build a relationship with kids and be a line of support whenever they need it.

After four years of service, the Food Fort has been able to see some of the youth make it through high school and even apply for college.

While it’s certain they’ve made a difference in the community, Akridge said the kids make it all worth it.

“They have impacted our volunteers lives so much more than we would have hoped to impact them,” Akridge said.

The Food Fort will have additional block parties on:

-Tuesday May, 16th at West Lincoln Elementary

-Wednesday May, 17th at Saratoga Elementary

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