WAYNE – Food-insecure individuals and families in Wayne county along with surrounding communities will be able to benefit from the monthly food pantry truck which is scheduled to be in town this weekend.
Distribution of the drive-up mobile pantry will be at Journey Christian Church (1110 East 7th Street) on Saturday, October 31 at 10 a.m. Those wishing to get food from the food truck need to arrive by 9:30 a.m. to receive a number to assure they get food. The church building will not be open as those needing food will be asked to remain in their vehicle.
All food will arrive pre-boxed and be distributed in the church parking lot via drive-thru.
Individuals and families coming to the mobile pantry should stay in their vehicles. Volunteers will help direct traffic and load the food for them as there are no requirements to attend.
There are also jobs for people of all physical abilities as this is a great opportunity to help others in the community. For questions regarding distribution, contact First United Methodist Church at 402-375-2231.
The Wayne Food Pantry is also open to Wayne county residents by appointment only. Plan on calling 402-375-2669 during their office hours between 9 a.m. – noon Tuesday through Friday.
Like the Wayne Food Pantry & School Backpack Program on Facebook for upcoming events as a recent post from earlier this month highlighted the “CRAM the VAN 2020” fundraiser hosted by Wayne State College. The van was at Pac N Save, Quality Foods and Dollar General collecting items which will benefit the WSC Student Food Pantry and Wayne Food Pantry & Backpack Program. Carol Erwin and her students gathered over 500 pounds of food and personal hygiene items as well as some cash donations to the pantries.
Also, a late September post, stated approximately $350 was raised from September’s “Runza Feeds the Need” collection.
The Wayne food pantry can be found 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 email@example.com 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.