Food -pantry stocked for the coldest months. That’s because many people donated non-perishable items over the last few weeks.
The Cassgram reports The food donations tend to increase just before the winter holidays and that was the case again this year, reports Tristyn Block, Family Development Advisor with the Cass County offices of the Southeast Nebraska Community Action agency. She thanks the many people who remembered others with their donations. The Plattsmouth Middle School brought in over $1000 worth of food and the Plattsmouth High School also contributed, says Block.
In November alone, the pantry served 26 individuals in Cass County who needed food.
Most recently, the SENCA office worked with the U.S. Marines’ Toys for Tots program in helping 115 children to have gifts under their Christmas trees. (see Wednesday Cassgram) SENCA also coordinates with the Early Childhood Center program that helped over 40 other families. And Block says she knows of individuals who adopt and help families on their own, and there were other community and church programs that assisted families at Christmas too in Cass County.
Even though the pantry shelves are stocked adequately now, Block hopes you’ll remember that food donations are always needed. Cash donations can be made to the rent and utility programs available through SENCA which has offices in both Plattsmouth and Weeping Water.
The applications for assistance and the drop off of donations are done by appointment. Call 402-297-7418.