Lincoln food truck providing healthy food to community
A new program was created this year in the hopes of providing Lincoln residents with access to healthy food.
The Lincoln Fresh truck, which started making its rounds this April, is a partnership between the Food Bank of Lincoln, Community Action Partnership of Lancaster and Saunders Counties, and the Community Health Endowment.
The truck gives out free fresh fruits and vegetables, such as pears, bananas, salad mixes, tomatoes, and bell peppers.
Although the produce normally comes from local grocery stores, a portion of the goods come from local community gardens as well as individual donations.
Anyone in the community is welcome to take some food from the truck.
"All you need to do is just find out the truck's schedule, show up to the truck with a bag of your own, if you have it, and then you're more than welcome to go through and take some goods home with you," Kati Umberger, the Healthy Food Access Coordinator at the Food Bank of Lincoln, said.
The truck provides a weekly average of about 3,000 lbs of produce.
For more information on the truck's schedule and how to get involved, click on the link below.