FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 17, 2020 Omaha, NE, Heartland Hope Mission- Heartland Hope Mission will remain open to distribute food pantries to families who are struggling right now during the COVID-19 threat. We realize that there is a need for families who are unable to work and/or have children home due to school and daycare closures due to the COVID-19 restrictions. Food pantries will be distributed as pre-packed boxes in a drive thru distribution format, which will allow social distancing and quicker distribution times. Current clients who are elderly, sick, or have underlying medical issues, can have a caseworker or family member pick up a food pantry for them. They will need to send their photo ID, a completed pantry form, and a proxy letter giving permission to the person to pick up their pantry on their behalf. For more information, please visit our website at HeartlandHopeMission.org
"We know with children out of school that families really need our assistance now. We are also committed to protecting our clients, volunteers and staff and doing our part to limit the spread of this virus. This process keeps people 6 feet away from each other and still provides essential food and hygiene items to low-income families.” Pastor Chelsea Salifou, CEO, Heartland Hope Mission.