Western Nebraska Food Truck Feeds 300-plus A Week

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

An idea begun last year by four people in western Nebraska to feed the hungry is doing just that -- to the tune of more than 300 people a week.

Ron McFarland, of Gering, says the idea was born when he and his wife, Peggy, and another couple began talking about want to feed the hungry.

It all started when four people wanted to feed those in the community who are hungry. On a cold night in January 2011, they served their first home-cooked meals from their minivans to 42 hungry people.

They served the meals every Friday night, and more people began to show up.

Now the service, known as The Matthew Project, serves an average of 168 each Tuesday and Friday night from a large truck with the help of 122 volunteer cooks.

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