WAYNE – With the end of the month approaching, the next Wayne Mobile Food Truck is scheduled for this Saturday, November 19; one week earlier due to the Thanksgiving Holiday.
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. Food is provided by Food Bank for the Heartland, a member of Feeding America.
Distribution of the drive-up mobile pantry will be at Journey Christian Church (1110 East 7th Street) on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Those wishing to get food from the food truck need to arrive prior to 9:30 a.m. to receive a number to assure they get food due to the large numbers that respond to this event. 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 as families should remain in their vehicle. 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. Recent posts included an AWG Cares Grant awarded for $3,000 to assist with the school backpack program which fills 140 bags per week; a $4,000 donation from Grossenburg towards the backpack program; WSC’s Service Learning students hosted their annual Cram the Van event earlier this month collecting donations for both the WSC food pantry and the Wayne food pantry and school backpack program; a ‘thank you’ to the Wayne Greenhouse for donations from their 24th annual Caring Rose Week event as well as information on a list of items needed for those who will be donating food this holiday season.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.