WAKEFIELD – ‘Community Strong’. Nebraskans are being called forward to step up and Michael Foods, Inc. will be doing their part in donating boxes of food to all families in their surrounding communities.
The community support events will take place in 11 different communities in northeast Nebraska as a drive-up service.
Brady Weaver has been the operations manager at Michael Foods for the past two years. Weaver talked about what they’re doing in these challenging times for their employees and surrounding communities.
“We wanted to be sure that we can help take some of the burden, of everything that’s been going on,” said Weaver. “Off of our surrounding communities and be able to give support through food.”
Food will be distributed at the Wakefield Evangelical Covenant Church (802 Winter St.) from 3 – 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14 while three other immediate surrounding towns from Wakefield will be distributing boxes on Wednesday, April 15. They include the Emerson-Hubbard HS (109 3rd St. in Emerson) from 9 until 11 a.m.; Allen HS (126 5th St.) from 1 – 3 p.m. and Journey Christian Church in Wayne (1110 E 7th St.) from 4 – 6 p.m.
There are no age or income restrictions, as all are welcome to stop by.
Weaver added each community has been promoting their donation sites.
“Right now, the way we have it laid out is each community we’d be there for about two hours and then just moving onto another community,” Weaver added. “So, we’ll have two trucks that’ll just be moving from town to town over the course of those three days between Wakefield and through the Bloomfield area.”
Michael Foods is located at 105 Main Street in Wakefield and is the leading manufacturer, processor and disturber of foodservice, retail and custom food products including eggs, cheese, potatoes and pasta.
Products that will be in the boxes include liquid eggs, hard-cook eggs, diced potatoes, shredded potatoes and mashed potatoes.
Weaver mentioned they know it’s a difficult time.
“Michael Foods is proud to be a part of all these communities,” Weaver mentioned. “We want to be sure that we show are support and help our fellow community members and our team members that work for us our support.”
More information about Michael Foods, Inc. can be found at michaelfoods.com or like Michael Foods on Facebook.
Complete schedule of dates and towns:
4/14 – Wakefield- Evangelical Covenant Church -3:00 until 6:00 p.m.
4/14 – Bloomfield – Fairgrounds -3:00 until 6:00 p.m.
4/15 – Plainview – Methodist Church-7:00 until 9:00 a.m.
4/15 – Emerson– High School -9:00 until 11:00 a.m.
4/15 – Hartington – Fire Hall – 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.
4/15 – Allen– High School – 1:00 until 3:00 p.m.
4/15 – Creighton – Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership (NENCAP) Lot – 4:00 until 6:00 p.m.
4/15 – Wayne – Journey – 4:00 until 6:00 p.m.
4/16 – Osmond – Methodist Church Parking Lot – 7:00 until 9:00 a.m.
4/16 – Crofton – Crofton High School– 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.
4/16 – Wausa – City Auditorium – 4:00 until 6:00 p.m.