My name is Elizabeth Valla, I am the leader of the Scribner Food Bank and Scribner’s Economic Development Director…Let me preface this letter with this: I’ve tried every avenue possible, and this decision was not made lightly.
We care about our community and we try our hardest at taking care of our own.
Last year, when we started this food bank, it was amidst the peak of the pandemic, many people were out of work, sports were cancelled, along with vacations, so I had a plethora of volunteers.
With summer this year, it looks a little different. My faithful volunteers are spread so thin and are breaking their backs trying to work our food bank into their schedule, and because of this, we’ve understandably lost volunteers for a season. I’ve reached out to churches to see if they’d be interested but they’re in the same boat as we are.
After much deliberation, I’ve made the difficult decision to suspend the Scribner Food Bank until September. But this does not mean I haven’t made a plan.
The Lifehouse Food Pantry in Fremont is who has been so graciously providing all our resources, with pantry director, Susie Hicks, driving the food up each month. So all the paperwork you have previously filled out through the Scribner Food Bank, means you’ll also be good to go in Fremont.
If you have any questions, you can call or text me, Elizabeth Valla, at 402-719-8589 or if you have questions for the Fremont food pantry, their number is 402-721-3125, ask for Susie Hicks. Thank you for your understanding.
**The elderly that are already on our delivery list, will remain on delivery, with the exception of June, because I’ll be out on medical leave. But I will deliver to them July 27th and August 24th. If they have someone who would like to pick their food up in June, you can call the Lifehouse Food Pantry at 402-721-3125 and ask for Susie Hicks.