Community pulling together to help with meals
March 25, 2020
With the closure of local food and business establishment,s as well as the school, community members and families may be finding it difficult to make ends meet.
To top it off, with limited supplies in town and our elderly population at risk, it may be difficult for people in the community to get what they need right now.
To help, a few community members have gotten together to organize an effort to help those in the community who may be in need now.
Beginning this week, to fill the gap between the school meals provided Monday through Thursday and the Senior Center's Meals on Wheels that provides meals Monday through Friday, weekend meals will be available for pick-up at the Community Hall for those who need them. Soups and casseroles, which can be used right away or frozen for later, will be available.
This week, pick-ups will be on Saturday, March 28, between 9a.m. and 1 p.m. In the following weeks, pick-ups will be on Fridays from noon to 4 p.m. You can reserve your meals by calling Tiana at 362-4444 or Tammy at 633-0073 up to the day prior to distribution and they will schedule a pick up time for you. At pick-up, they will meet you curbside at the Community Hall. In addition, if you know someone in need who can't get out to pick food up, call and they will arrange for delivery of food.
Some food items have been donated through a local food bank, although additional food may be needed in the coming weeks if the situation continues. If you are in a position to help, any donated items are welcome but the items needed on a regular basis to prepare these meals are beans, rice, flour, eggs, cheese (shredded mozzarella is best, but they will take any type), burger, chicken, tuna, chicken broth, tomato paste, potatoes, carrots, onions, garlic, salt, pepper, yeast and noodles. They are also in need of containers to pack meals in for distribution.
If you would like to help in other ways, please let them know. Lincoln is a town known for pulling together and taking care of our own. This time is no different. It's something Lincoln and the people in the community can be proud of.