Mobile Food Pantry To Visit Our Savior Saturday

WAYNE – The Omaha food bank truck delivery is scheduled to visit Wayne this Saturday with food distribution at Our Savior Lutheran Church.

With the Mobile Food Pantry Truck in May being pushed back into the beginning of June, the truck will be back in town for the second time this month. Our Savior Lutheran Church is located on the corner of fifth and Main Street and will host the Wayne Food Truck on Saturday, June 29.

From 10 – 11:30 a.m. bring boxes or bags to assist in carrying food with no appointment necessary. There are jobs for people of all physical abilities as this is a great opportunity to help others in the community.

Volunteers are also needed for the following activities:

  • 8:30 – 9 a.m.: room setup, stack folding chairs and set up tables
  • 9 – 10 a.m.: unload food truck and arrange food on tables
  • 10 – 11:30 a.m.: distribute food, help clients load food in their vehicles then clean up and put room back to original arrangement

For questions regarding distribution, contact First United Methodist Church at 402-375-2231. Give the Our Savior Lutheran Church office a call at 402-375-2899 or email to receive coordinator contact information.

Like Wayne Food Pantry & School Backpack Program on Facebook for upcoming events.

Food insecurity is a year-round problem and with school out families do not have school lunch programs to help put. The Wayne Food Pantry stated on a Facebook post that “many of us are moved to be generous around Christmas and we have many donations coming in around the holidays…. let’s celebrate the founding of this great and generous nation and make July 4 a time to give.” The shelves at the food pantry are showing some bare spots as canned soups, both condensed and chunky, are their greatest needs.

The Wayne food pantry is located inside First Presbyterian Church, located at 216 West 3rd Street. When the food truck is not in town, other non-perishable food items may be picked up/dropped off at First Presbyterian Church or donations can be left at either Pac N Save or Quality Foods in Wayne.

Call the church office at 402-375-2669 or email in advance if you need assistance. All inquiries are confidential.

Those eligible to be served must be a resident of Wayne County, must have a photo ID, provide proof of address in Wayne County and will receive food up to three times each year.