May 19, 2020 2:58 PM

Latter Day Saints Charities donates 20,000+ pounds of food to NCAP food pantries

Posted May 19, 2020 2:58 PM

By Northwest Community Action Partnership

Steve Behrends, Owner and Operator of Chadron Lumber Company, unloading pallets of food.
Steve Behrends, Owner and Operator of Chadron Lumber Company, unloading pallets of food.

At Latter Day Saints Charities, emergency relief efforts are being made around the world to meet the increased needs as a result of the global pandemic. Due to the fact that the Church has canneries and food processing plants, production schedules were able to be adjusted to meet increased needs. The intentions of the Church are to make these goods available to Church leaders, community agencies, school feeding programs and food banks/pantries and other partners.

Northwest Community Action Partnership was fortunate to be the recipient of a 20,000+ pound food donation from the Church last week. Food from this incredible donation will be distributed through the NCAP Extra Helpings Food Pantries that serve Dawes, Sheridan, Cherry and Box Butte counties.

NCAP would like to extend our heartfelt thank you to all involved in making this donation possible. First and foremost, we thank the Latter Day Saints Charities for their support of our food pantry programs through this generous donation. Secondly, we extend our gratitude to Dawes County Commissioner and NCAP Board President, Jake Stewart, for his coordination of this donation as well as coordinating local volunteers from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints to unload and sort the delivery. Finally we thank Steve Behrends, owner and operator of Chadron Lumber for the use of his fork lift, Dave and Kristi Johnson for donating the warehouse space, and the Dawes County Sheriff for facilitating safety during this delivery.

If you are in need of Food Pantry services, please visit our website for information on hours and locations of the NCAP Extra Helpings Food Pantries that serve Dawes, Sheridan, Box Butte and Cherry Counties. You may also call our central office at (308) 432-3393.

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May 19, 2020 2:58 PM
United Way, Eagle Radio, Bob Schmidt Foundation continue to raise funds

By Kalin Krohe, Panhandle Post

United Way of Western Nebraska has partnered with Eagle Radio and the Bob Schmidt Foundation to help local food banks and families across the panhandle. Donations and funds will primarily be used for basic food needs.

United Way "Giving Day" was on May 5. So far United Way is half way to their goal of $5,000. Once that goal is met, the Bob Schmidt Foundation will match that up to $10,000. 

Currently United Way, Eagle Radio, and the foundation have raised $4,270.35

Below is a list of ways to donate.  

- Go to uwwn.org/covid

-Text uwgive to 313131

-Mail a check to P.O. Box 617 and mark "Eagle gives"on the memo line or something similar.

-You can also donate by clicking one of the United Way ads on this website.