Inside the Food Bank of Lincoln’s new facility
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – The Food Bank of Lincoln on Wednesday welcomed the Lincoln Young Professionals Group to an exclusive inside tour at its new facility that opened in May.
CEO Michaella Kumke said the food bank wants to engage young professionals who are leaders in the community in spreading the word of the organization’s mission.
Kumke said that with the pandemic, the food bank has seen more people interested in helping.
“We saw a lot of excitement in people,” Kumke said. “Neighbors banding together to serve other neighbors who were short on food.”
The facility is just east of the airport near Northwest 12th Street and Kingbird Road.
Kumke said this new building has helped the food bank get closer to the community. It also helps with the distribution process and accessing the 16 counties it serves.
“Not only is it important for visibility,” Kumke said, “but we are closer to major roadways, and that speeds up our drivers.”
In Nebraska, one in ten residents suffer food insecurity.
The Food Bank of Lincoln said it wants to engage with community leaders and social influencers who are interested in overcoming hunger in the state.
September is hunger action month. The food bank is sponsoring Dine Out Help Out on the 14th.
On that day, food establishments will donate at least 10% of receipts to the Food Bank of Lincoln.
The participating locations are:
(402) Creamery – all Lincoln locations
Amigos/Kings Classic – all Lincoln locations
Arby’s – all Lincoln locations
Blue Orchid –129 N. 10th St., Suite 111
Braeda Fresh Express Cafe – 4231 S. 33rd St.
Buzzard Billy’s – 247 N. 8th St., Suite 101
Casa Bovina – 4841 N. 84th St.
Culver’s – all Lincoln locations
Dairy Queen – 3835 South St.
DaVinci’s – all Lincoln locations
Engine House Cafe – 6028 Havelock Ave.
FireWorks Restaurant – 5750 S. 86th St.
Hi-Way Diner – 2105 Highway 2
Honest Abe’s – all Lincoln locations
La Paz Mexican Restaurant – 321 N. Cotner Blvd.
Lazlo’s Brewery & Grill – 210 N. 7th St. and 5900 Old Cheney Road
Mary Ellen’s – 2801 Pine Lake Road, Suite A
McKinney’s Pub – 151 N. 8th St., Suite 140
Ming’s House – 1415 N. Cotner Blvd.
Muchachos – 416 S. 11th St.
Redz BBQ – 3546 S. 48th St.
Rock-N-Joe Coffee – 5025 Lindberg St.
Runza Restaurant – all Lincoln locations
Shoemakers Travel Center – 151 SW 48th St.
Stauffer’s Cafe and Pie Shoppe – 5600 S. 48th St.
Taco Inn – 2509 N. 11th St.
The Chocolate Season – 3855 Village Lane, Suite 100
The Eatery – 2548 S. 48th St.
The Mill Coffee and Tea – all Lincoln locations
The Oven – all Lincoln locations
The Press Box – 5601 S. 56th St.
Tina’s Cafe and Catering – 616 South St.
Tipsy Tina’s Taco Cantina – 800 Q St.
Valentino’s – all Lincoln locations
Wahlburgers @ Hy-Vee – 5020 N. 27th St.