United Way of Western Nebraska kicked off their latest Fighting Hunger in the Community effort Tuesday in Alliance with the first of seven planned food distributions throughout the Panhandle.
The distribution is part of United Way’s efforts to fight hunger in Western Nebraska by distributing necessary nutrition to those experiencing food insecurity, including seniors, and low-income families.
Fighting Hunger in Our Community provides each household with several complete meals including non-perishable items, fresh fruit and vegetables, meat and dairy products for local families. The first event held in Alliance on October 4th served 100 families. Volunteers from United Way, Healthy Blue Nebraska, Farm Credit Services of America, FNBO and Bank of the West packed the food items in reusable bags for each household.
The next event is scheduled in Scottsbluff and Gering on Thursday, October 13th with plans for additional events in Chadron, Sidney, Crawford, Kimball and other areas throughout Western Nebraska. This event is made possible by Healthy Blue Nebraska, Farm Credit Services of America, Platte Valley Bank, Arby’s Foundation, Medica, Alliance Community Pharmacy, Sandhills State Bank, TEAM Auto Center, Walmart, ALLO and generous donations earmarked to fight food insecurity.
United Way works in the local community to Give, Advocate and Volunteer and through the Fighting Hunger in Our Community is alleviating hunger. To learn more about United Way, please call the United Way office at 308-763-8031 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
EDITOR’S NOTE: Due to an error in the original news release, the date of the Scottsbluff-Gering event has been updated to Oct. 13 instead of Oct. 18.