Midday Interview: Food Bank of Lincoln

The new Food Bank facility in northwest Lincoln is expected to be complete in late spring.

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN)- According to data from Feeding America, 1 in 14 seniors in the U.S. do not know where their next meal will come from.

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) is a federal food assistance program for seniors. Each month, participants receive shelf-stable foods from all the major food groups: grains, fruits and vegetables, meat and dairy. Qualifying individuals are seniors 60 and older whose income is 130% of the federal poverty line.

The Food Bank of Lincoln helps administer CSFP in the Lincoln area. To learn more, visit lincolnfoodbank.org.

Since 2008, the LPS Extra Mile Walk has helped educate our community about child hunger and raised funds for the Food Bank of Lincoln’s Child Hunger Programs, such as the BackPack Program and School Food Markets.

Fundraising for this event is not limited to LPS friends. Any business or community member can help support Child Hunger Programs.

The new Food Bank facility in northwest Lincoln is expected to be complete in late spring.

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