Food box distribution in need of donations

Perkins County’s food box distribution program is in need of the community’s help to survive. 

Serving 40 to 50 families a month, the program is filling a great need in Perkins County. Chairperson Diana Pankonin uses donations to purchase food at a discount through the Food Bank for the Heartland.

Pankonin said while they’ve received various bigger donations in the past, what they are needing now is “lots of little donations.

“Ten dollars here, $20 there will really help.”

The program costs approximately $5,000 annually and the food received varies monthly. For example, last month Pankonin was able to purchase a 100-pound pallet of assorted meat for only $38. 

The Food Bank for the Heartland then sends the food by truck. On the day of distribution, tables are set up separating the different kinds of food, with signs displaying how many of each item families may take. 

Any surplus from the distribution is taken to the Perkins County Food Pantry. 

The distribution is available to anyone in Perkins County who feels they could benefit from it. Call Pankonin at 308-352-8251 for more information. The next distribution will be held Thursday, Dec. 13 from 2-4:30 p.m. at the Grant United Methodist Church. 

Those interested in helping continue the food box distribution program can make a donation at Pinnacle Bank in Grant into the food box distribution account. 

The Grant Tribune-Sentinel

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