Annual Community Food Drive Saturday, in Beatrice

BEATRICE –  Saturday is the annual Community Pantry and Emergency Services Food Drive in Beatrice.  The drive helps stock the pantry at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Beatrice, providing food assistance for needy families.

Residents received delivered grocery sacks about a week ago, and you can use that sack or any other bag or sack to place donated non-perishable items at your doorstep.  Karen Maines coordinates the food supply, which she says has been running short since the past summer.

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Items should be placed out by 10 a.m. Saturday, for pick-up by volunteer drivers and crews.   The re-stocking of perishable items will usually last through March.  Maines says some items tend to go quickly.

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Sue Orwen coordinates interviews with persons in need of assistance through the Community Food Pantry and Emergency Services, which includes participation by several churches in the area.

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The non-profit also can provide some assistance with utilities or rent.

During Saturday’s Food Drive, Maines says there will be an army of volunteers to cover the community, which is divided in to 25 areas.

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Volunteers also staff the church to help stack items, and then date and sort the donated goods over the next couple of weeks.

Again, if you can donate non-perishable food or other items, place them in the sack provided, or any other bag, on your Beatrice doorstep, by 10 a.m., Saturday.

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