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Capitol District holds drive for employees laid off during pandemic

Posted at 6:32 PM, Apr 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-23 19:32:04-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - Neighbors helping neighbors. That's what happened in the Capitol District on Thursday.

The pandemic has had obvious effects on bars and restaurants. Managers and owners of the Capitol District bars and restaurants did their part to help their employees that were laid off through a drive-thru where they could get food and other essentials.

They gave enough food to serve 200 families for a week.

“Each family was given about 38 pounds of food and our goal if this is successful is to do another one in about 2-3 weeks,” said Brian Wallingford, Executive Director of the Capitol District.

Wallingford said it's been really great to see all of the bars and restaurants come together during this time to support each other.