A new way of benefitting the community has reached rural Nebraska.

Friday, May 13th 2022, 4:29 PM MDT
Updated: Friday, May 13th 2022, 4:35 PM MDT
By Sara McCoy

SIDNEY — A new way of benefitting the community has reached rural Nebraska.

Sandhills Global partnered with Adams Industries to build Table of Grace a mobile food pantry for feeding households in the Panhandle.

Table of Grace currently helps over 500 families in Cheyenne, Kimball, and Garden Counties. With a new mobile food pantry, Table of Grace will be able to reach many more families throughout the Panhandle, organizers said.

Sandhills Global outreach coordinator Jim Hansen said this was a big effort for a great cause, and he is thankful to be a part of it.

“We are just so proud, it has been a first-class operation to partner with Adam’s Industries, the City of Sidney, and with Table of Grace,” Hansen said.

Hansen said the employees at Sandhills Global in Lincoln were donating and working with Table of Grace in Sidney, beginning a partnership between the two. Around a year ago, Sandhills Global was contacted by Table of Grace about their need for a mobile food pantry to reach more people. Hansen said the Lincoln food bank was also in need of one and it was a great opportunity to help both facilities out by providing them both with a food pantry trailer. This led to a partnership with Adams Industries to build the two food pantries.

“We’re based in Lincoln, but we are very local. We want to help the people in Lincoln and here in Cheyenne County,” Hansen said. “It began a partnership with Adams and they have been nothing but first class, top of the line. It has been outstanding. There was never a problem that couldn’t be solved.”

Hansen said there is nothing like this mobile food pantry from Denver, CO to Des Moines, IA.

“We felt like we could help both facilities out by providing this and it was great. I’ve always been a proponent of Nebraskans helping Nebraskans,” Hansen said. “Today is a tremendous day. It’s great for the city of Sidney, Cheyenne County and it’s great for the Panhandle here.”