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Trucks at Bryan hospital campuses are for food storage
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Trucks at Bryan hospital campuses are for food storage

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Bryan East Campus cafeteria

Bryan Health has made some changes to its food service options.

If you see semi trailers at Bryan hospitals in Lincoln, don't worry.

Though hospitals in some large cities have brought in refrigerated trucks to help store bodies of people who have died of COVID-19, the trucks at Bryan are storage for additional food the health system has purchased.

Mike Dixon, Bryan Health's director of nutrition and dining services, said the extra food was brought in for a couple of reasons. One was to cut down on the number of deliveries, and the other was to have an emergency stockpile in case of supply chain disruption.

Dixon also highlighted a number of changes Bryan has made in its food service operations, including reducing seating, eliminating self-serve items and asking people not to pay using cash.

Dixon also thanked restaurants that have provided donations, and he singled out Runza, which this week will provide Bryan with 6,000 cinnamon rolls, which Dixon said his staff will have to figure out how to "creatively deploy" to Bryan employees.

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Matt Olberding is a Lincoln native and University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate who has been covering business for the Journal Star since 2005.

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