Lincoln Food Fort drives supplies to Texans in need

A local organization is lending a helping hand to Texans, giving water and necessities after the snowstorm and prolonged outages.
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LINCOLN, Neb, (KLKN) — A local organization is lending a helping hand to Texans, giving water and necessities after the snowstorm and prolonged outages.

Lincoln Food Fort arrived in San Antonio this morning to send supplies to needy families in Texas. This comes after many struggled without electricity during the heavy snowstorms that covered the nation. Executive Director Michaela Akridge says the small team started driving Tuesday morning and delivered the goods to a partner warehouse that will disperse the items throughout the community.

“It kind of started as we were going to fill our giving garden trailer full of supplies and it evolved into filling up our giving garden trailer and a 16-foot moving truck,” said Akridge. “We packed everything in there. We focused on six items being collected and that was cases of water, toilet paper, and paper towels and then also baby items.”

Lincoln Food Fort plans to go back in 3 weeks with imperishable food items and needed plumbing items. Now, they need your help. Drop off items to Calvary Lutheran Church, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. or call 402-540-4445.

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