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Siouxland organizations work together to distribute truckload of free meat to those in need

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SOUTH SIOUX CITY, NE (KTIV) - An entire truckload of meat is being given out to help feed those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Food Bank of Siouxland, Tyson Foods, and The Norm Waitt YMCA are working together to distribute that food.

"There are so many people who are struggling, who may have possibly been furloughed or laid off of a job. That this is just going to help them be able to have one less thing they have to spend money on." said Rhonda Robson, CEO of Norm Waitt Sr. YMCA.

Organizers said each family or person, who made a reservation, received 20 pounds of meat, still boxed, and a pack of toilet paper.

Thursday was the first day they began the distribution, and Robson said they plan to give out the packages to two to three cars every five minutes.

"We've actually had people who have come up to the Y, telling us that they can't even get into our phone lines, it's showing how much this means to the community. A lot of people are in need at this time," said Robson.

Distributions will continue on weekdays from 9:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. with a reservation.

The meat will continue to be given out until the donation has been fully distributed.

To make a reservation you can call the YMCA at 402-404-8439.

Leslie London

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