Youth volunteer on Memorial Day, giving dinners to needy families
The Boys And Girls Club Of Lincoln is making sure that families have dinners on Memorial Day making 1000 kits on Monday and throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Boys And Girls Club Of Lincoln is making sure that families have dinners on Memorial Day making over 1000 meals on Monday and throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
“My parents are both working so I feel since I’m able I should at least try and help,” says Taylor Cumblige, a volunteer.
The organization prepared 1,140 meals for local families in need, passing frozen meals at Friedens Lutheran Church.
“Sysco here locally so they provided us with the range of meals,” says Kimber Goins, executive director for Boys And Girls Club Of Lincoln. “So, today’s meal is meatballs, pizza, we have really great chicken tenders. The kids are absolutely going to love the animal crackers that are in there and of course milk with every meal.”
Local teachers donated masks, Ameritas donated hygiene kits and Runza gave coupons to distribute. The young volunteers passed bags as needed to cars and delivered meals to some who did not have transportation.
“I feel when you volunteer it strengthens your community and in times like this we really need a strong community because it instills a sense of hope,” says Linda Kuku, volunteer.
A recipient of the meals says the kids signify the spirit of Memorial Day.
“It really helps because it helps our family and I just think it’s just wonderful blessing that they do this,” said Shirley Novak.
They will continue to provide the service while it is needed on Mondays and Thursdays from 11:30 to 1:30 pm The volunteers are planning to add a second pick up location. For more information or to sign up for delivery, email firstname.lastname@example.org.