Lincoln families have hit on a fast-spreading way to feed people suffering during the coronavirus lockdown. Anybody can sign up on this spreadsheet to make healthy sack lunches for the needy. They are distributed, same day, to unhoused people across the metro area.
Families shop for supplies and assemble sack lunches at home: A peanut butter and jelly sandwich, two pieces of firm fruit and two snacks, such as string cheese, protein bar, chips etc. (No drinks please, they can cause adult onset sibling rivalry!)
One kid and one parent can usually make 25 or 50 lunches in a couple of hours. Just bring the lunches to Lincoln on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. (times may vary, consult the signup spreadsheet) and from there we take care of distribution.
Organizer Mary Ann Walker first got word from homeless shelter Blanchet House in Old Town that they were in dire need. On April 10, Cards families working through Friends of Lincoln delivered them 4,500 lunches. Since then it has spread and we’re working with the Joint office of Homeless Services and Transition Projects.
They drive out to the edges of the city to camps where people are now afraid to leave their tents and make sure they get a meal.
“They’re all reputable nonprofits who know where the need is greatest,” said Walker. “So far, Lincoln families have delivered 7,000 lunches.”
If you can help out with this request, use the button below to sign up on the Google spreadsheet, no password required. Just add your family name and the number of lunches you can make and you’re in. Easy!
Anything you can do would be greatly appreciated. Sign up ASAP.
When you sign up, it is super helpful we know how many lunches to expect, so we can be there until all lunches have been dropped off. The need is great, and this is one place you can easily make a difference.
Questions? Please email or text:
Mary Ann Walker
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