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Nonprofits team up to feed area children with mobile pantries

Posted at 6:28 PM, Mar 19, 2020

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — With so many children across Omaha out of school, one big concern is making sure they know where their next meal is coming from.

On Thursday, a number of non-profit organizations teamed up to launch a mobile backpack food program aimed at getting 26,000 meals each week to food-insecure children.

Each meal bag contains five breakfasts and five lunches.

Organizers say it just made sense to pool it all together during this time.

"It is not possible for the Omaha Public schools, Food Bank for the Heartland, Salvation Army, Saving Grace, North Star, Hope Center. No one on their own can do this, that's why this is so important," said Foodbank for the Heartland President Brian Barks. "We have a lot of great organizations that want to do the right thing, and in the end we all want to do the same thing...feed kids."

Food trucks will deliver meals to 13 sites across Omaha and Council Bluffs.

The time and locations are available at foodbankheartland.org