SUPERIOR — Fifty-two area families were assisted here Monday at a mobile food pantry coordinated by an Omaha-based organization.

Food Bank of the Heartland partnered with Farm Credit Services of America for the event, which ran 4-6 p.m. at Superior High School.

Eight long tables, loaded with canned, fresh and packaged food three or four tiers high, were set up in the school cafeteria by six workers.

When only one family had come by 5 p.m., several local businesses were contacted to spread the word. Soon after, many more people arrived to visit the food pantry.

The only information required of recipients was how many people lived in their household, how many of them were under 18, and how many were over age 65. No names or addresses were required.

All the food was gone by 6 p.m.

The mobile pantry was funded by FCSA and was intended for residents of Nuckolls County and surrounding communities. It was one of 16 such events scheduled for June through October across the Food Bank’s service area in Nebraska and western Iowa.

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