Lincoln organizations give families holiday meals

900 holiday meal bags were donated.

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Sunday was the second annual community outreach holiday food giveaway at Saint Paul United Methodist Church.

Hundreds of people lined the streets to receive a food bag, turkey, warm clothes and shoes.

The event was organized by Visionary Youth in partnership with the Malone Center to give families in need several items for their holiday season.

“When people see other people out here that are giving, it just makes their heart a little warmer and that’s all we’re trying to do,” says Executive Director of Visionary Youth, KB Mensah. “We’re making their heart a little warmer and making it a little easier on their pockets.”

The organizers distributed 900 food bags and frozen turkeys from 11 A.M. to 3 P.M.

“We understand that the holidays are tough. Like I said COVID the last couple of years has shown us how important family is especially during the holiday season,” says Process Coordinator of Visionary Youth, Michael Blake. “We want to thank everybody again. We feel more than blessed to be able to serve today. We feel blessed to be able to have the time, the resources, the capacity to give back in any way.”

The food bags included three boxes of macaroni and cheese, two cans of green beans, two boxes of stuffing, two boxes of mashed potatoes, two cans of cranberry sauce, two boxes of Bisquick or Jiffy mix, one box of cake mix, one frosting mix, one pumpkin pie, and one frozen turkey.

People who received the items said they were beyond thankful for all of the items and the help they were given during the event.

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