Lincoln non-profit spreads awareness for impoverished families

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN)- January is Poverty Awareness Month bringing awareness to the millions that face hardships nationwide.

Director of Housing and Outreach at Matt Talbot Kitchen and Outreach, Leanne Pelser, says they’re committed to the working poor.

Pelser says those in need have available resources and don’t have to go without their necessities.

“If you’re choosing between food and rent, come to us for food so you can pay your rent,” she said.

Pelser says poverty looks different for everyone and a helpful hand in the community whether by donations, or situationally can go the extra mile.

She said during the past holiday season, MTKO received over 5 thousand pounds of food equating to over 7 thousand meals for Lincoln residents.

Pelser noted landlords and property managers can assist those in need as well.

“If you’re a property manager and you are looking to help someone have safe, affordable housing, please reach out to us so we can get people connected and if you’re connected,”

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