The Food Bank for the Heartland is again helping those experiencing hardship due to the flooding. They are partnering with the Church of the Holy Spirit to host a free mobile food pantry in Bellevue this Saturday, April 27, from 9 to 11 a.m. Church of the Holy Spirit is located at 1305 Thomas Drive in Bellevue.
Spokesperson Angie Grote tells NewsRadio 1110 KFAB, "We will be distributing between 7,000 and 8,000 pounds of food. A variety of shelf-stable products like spaghetti, tomato sauce and rice along with fresh produce including apples, potatoes, oranges and assorted bakery items. We also have some disaster pantry packs available. These are 15 pound pre-packaged boxes filled with nonperishable items as well as bottled water for those who need it. The folks who are coming happen to have boxes or bags to assist in carrying the items that they receive, that is great. Otherwise we will have some volunteers who will be able to help the recipients.
Grote says as of April 23rd, the Food Bank has helped provide more than 150,000 disaster relief meals. She says they continue to be grateful for the overwhelming support at the local, state and national level.
Food Bank for the Heartland’s Mobile Pantry program delivers food directly to communities that have a high need but limited food resources. In FY 2018, nearly 400 mobile pantries were held across the Food Bank’s 93-county service area helping approximately 47,400 food-insecure households.