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Faith briefs: Mobile food pantry Nov. 14 at Fonner Park

Faith briefs: Mobile food pantry Nov. 14 at Fonner Park

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This month’s drive-thru mobile food pantry in Grand Island will be Nov. 14 at Fonner Park, 700 E. Stolley Park Road, by the Tom Dinsdale Automotive Cattle Barn.

The food distribution will be from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Trinity United Methodist Church, with help from First Presbyterian Church and others, will conduct the monthly Loaves & Fishes food bank. When arriving, use the Fonner Park entrance off South Locust Street. It is requested that people not arrive before 9 a.m.

Drivers should remain in their vehicles and wear masks for safety. No appointment and no identification are required. There also are no income requirements.

Each vehicle will receive a 28-pound prepackaged box filled with a variety of nonperishable staple items such as peanut butter, rice, beans, canned fruits and vegetables, among others. Fresh produce and other items will also be offered.

The food is provided by Food Bank for the Heartland in Omaha.

This is the regular second Saturday food pantry normally held at the Grand Island Utilities building.

Although organizers appreciate people helping with this event, group sizes are limited.

Call the church at 308-382-1952 before deciding to come help.

Illusionist to appear at GI Free Church

GI Free Church, 2609 S. Blaine St., is hosting a night out for all ages Nov. 18 featuring illusionist David Laflin.

Laflin’s show is a mix of classic and cutting-edge illusions, clean humor and inspiring messages. His unique skill set has made him in demand throughout the U.S. and internationally and he speaks and performs more than 125 times per year.

The event will be at 6:45 p.m.

All children need to be accompanied by their parents or another responsible adult. Child care for 2-year-olds and younger will be provided.

Face coverings are recommended, and seating will be socially distanced. For more information on this free event, see gifree.org or call the church at 308-382-1898.

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