Lincoln food truck offers free produce to the community

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – The Lincoln Fresh food truck stopped by the Willard Community Center on Tuesday morning to hand out free fruits and vegetables to the community.

Much of the produce provided was received from donations at the Food Bank of Lincoln, as well as from local grocery stores.

The truck stops at 14 locations around Lincoln every week, in areas of town that are low-income or have a high rate of childhood obesity.

At each location, it stays for an hour or two to make sure everyone goes home with a free bag of produce.

Lincoln Fresh Coordinator James Reilly says the food truck is a great way for anyone to get fresh produce with no questions asked. It’s a resource for everyone and they would like people to take advantage of it, no matter their situation.

“We get everybody, we get a cross section of all of society to be honest,” Reilly said. “Really any individual you could possibly imagine, they are coming to the fresh truck.”

Reilly says the need for this type of service is strong right now, with prices of produce going up.

The food truck will be continuing to stop by underserved areas of Lincoln every week through November and possibly even into December.

The truck does have an offseason from December to mid-March, but during that time, anyone in need can still visit the Food Bank of Lincoln and local community centers to help fulfill their needs.

To help supply the truck, you can go to the Food Bank of Lincoln’s location at 1221 Kingbird Road with donations.

For more information about the Fresh Truck’s schedule and stops, check out Lincoln Fresh – Food Bank of Lincoln (lincolnfoodbank.org)

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