When Cubby’s stepped in to provide meals for the Boys and Girls Club of the Midlands at cost, they had no clue that their numbers would quickly reach 60,779 meals by July 1st! At an average of 907 sack lunches per day, the organizations have partnered to feed club members and their families since March when the pandemic began.
Despite businesses starting the process of re-opening, many families have members that are still unemployed or simply unable to work due to COVID-19, meaning food programs like these are essential for families dealing with food insecurity.
Cubby’s, a staple of Downtown Omaha, has kept its doors open throughout the pandemic to help serve its nook of the Old Market essential staple pantry items and fresh produce. Despite the immense task they are faced with, the employees at Cubby’s greet every day with a positive attitude, serving their community in such a tangible way.
The combined efforts of the Boys and Girls Club of the Midlands and Cubby’s Convenience Stores has attracted the attention of volunteers seeking to help fellow members of their community in crisis. Even the University of Nebraska Omaha decided to participate in Cubby’s efforts at the North Omaha Club, where the Mavericks Men’s Basketball Team served a meal. They were also featured on KETV’s Project CommUNITY, an event which took place June 17 to raise $50,000 for community relief efforts. Check out this video of students passing out meals at the South Omaha Club, some of whom are grateful beneficiaries of the program themselves!
To partner with the Boys & Girls Club of the Midlands and Cubby’s Convenience stores and join the fight against hunger in Nebraska, visit www.donate.bgca.org.