Mobile pantry distributes hundreds of meals, but some leave empty handed

Members of the salvation Army of Omaha hand out bags of food to cars during a weekly mobile pantry at Jefferson Elementary on Monday, March 23. Photo by Chris Bowling.
By Chris Bowling for The Omaha Reader

Grab-and-go pantries, led by Food Bank for the Heartland, started last week to feed kids missing out on lunch as schools closed to stymie the spread of Covid-19. These weekly pantries will take place at 13 Omaha Public School locations—available to all kids not just OPS students—and will provide 2,600 bags of food.

However demand is high and often the pantries run out with many leaving empty handed.

Read the full story in English on The Omaha Reader’s website.

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