As families across Nebraska and Iowa continue to reel from the catastrophic flooding, many have found themselves in the unfamiliar position of seeking emergency assistance as the long process of cleaning and rebuilding begins.
Food Bank for the Heartland and Heartland Hope Mission are teaming up to help those affected by the flooding and will partner with Bellevue Christian Center to host a free emergency response mobile pantry to assist individuals and families in Sarpy and Douglas Counties and the surrounding communities.
Approximately 17,000 – 20,000 pounds of food will be available for distribution including bottled water, fresh watermelons and potatoes, snack items and assorted bakery items. Disaster pantry packs will also be offered. They are 15-pound prepacked boxes filled with various nonperishable items.
The pantry will begin at 10:00 a.m. Saturday at the Bellevue Christian Center at 1400 Harvell Drive. Clients who arrive between 10:00 and 11:00 a.m. will be served.
We understand the cleanup and rebuilding process from this historic flooding will take many months, and we will be here providing emergency and supplemental food to our neighbors in need throughout Nebraska and western Iowa, “says Brian Barks, president and CEO of Food Bank for the Heartland. "We are grateful for the outpouring of support from individuals, organizations and companies locally and across the county.”