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Food Bank’s trucks will be back in town May 20 for food distribution

To The Press

The Northeast Iowa Food Bank mobile food pantry will be back in Charles City for a food distribution next week.

The distribution will be noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, at the Charles City High School parking lot.

Pastor Debi Lincoln, who runs the Messiah’s Food Pantry in Charles City, said the distribution will run similarly to the two previous “popup pantries” that have taken place in town.

“Do not get out of your cars,” she said. “Food will be placed in the opened trunk of your car,” and trunks should be cleaned out and ready to receive boxes of food.

Vehicles should line up along Salisbury Avenue, coming from Clark Street and 1st Avenue. Vehicles are asked to pull up at the end of the line and have no more that two households per vehicle.

Lincoln asked everyone to please have “patience, patience, patience!”

“Be kind to the volunteers,” she said. “They are there to help!”

Anyone who is currently out of work and needs food can attend, in addition to those who qualify by household income.

Messiah’s Food Pantry is currently closed to the public because of limited space and social distancing concerns, but food is available by appointment and through deliveries, in addition to the mobile pantries that have been coming from the Northeast Iowa Food Bank in Waterloo.

Delivery is set up for the elderly, the sick and those without transportation, but someone must be at the home to receive the food. Call Pastor Debi Lincoln at 641-257-1119 to arrange for this service.