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Heartland Hope Mission providing help to families affected by government shutdown

Posted: 5:29 PM, Jan 15, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-15 23:29:00Z

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Heartland Hope Mission helps anyone in need in the community with every day food and hygiene products.

Now that we have been in the longest government shutdown CEO of Heartland Hope Mission, Chelsea Salifou, said they realize families relying on those paychecks may now be in need of assistance. "It's really important to us that we are able to catch families right at the beginning of a difficult situation."

Thursdays at 3 Families directly affected are invited to come in and shop. They will receive a week's worth of groceries along with diapers and any hygiene products they are in need of. However, Salifou said families are welcome to pick up items any time the pantry is open. Heartland Hope Mission will continue to help families until the government re-opens or those families are no longer in need of help.

The South Omaha food pantry is open:
Tuesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Thursdays from 1:30 to 4 p.m.
Saturday from 9:30 to noon.

The Millard food pantry is open:
2nd Saturday of every month and the last Wednesday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.