Through Monday, all monetary donations received for the Gathering Place — a soup kitchen that serves more than 29,000 hot evening meals to those struggling with hunger in Lincoln — will be matched $1 for $1.
The match is made possible by several sponsors — including Hugo & Thelma Aspegren Charitable Trust, Rogers Foundation, Inspro Insurance, Rotary Club No. 14 Foundation, Bukaty Companies, Union Bank & Trust, Walmart, Rotarian Friends of The Gathering Place, First State Bank Nebraska and TEK Services — that have contributed a total of $60,775.
“We are so thankful for our match sponsors and the tremendous support from the community,” said Vi See, executive director of Community Action Partnership, which runs the Gatherying Place.
The Gathering Place was founded 36 years ago two blocks south of the Capitol by a group of six people, including former Nebraska first lady Ruth Thone.
To donate: communityactionatwork.org, or mail to: Community Action Partnership of Lancaster and Saunders Counties, Attn: The Gathering Place, 210 O St., Lincoln, NE 68508.