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Lakewood church says food bank could close after delivery truck is stolen

Posted at 9:49 PM, Oct 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-11 00:50:15-04

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LAKEWOOD, Colo. — A nonprofit that provides a food bank for the homeless had their truck stolen Thursday.

Mean Street Ministry has a food bank and café that provides counseling to people in need. The truck is essential in providing supplies to the homeless. It transports 20,000 pounds of food a month from local businesses to the food bank.

Now organizers have no idea how they will pick up their donations, and supplies are running out fast.

“It’s kind of strange when people steal from the poor; it’s a little hard to stomach,” Executive Director James Fry said. “This is going to affect a lot of folks.”

Mean Street Ministry says if they don’t figure out another mode of transportation soon, they will have to close the food bank by Monday.

“We are not a big group, we don’t have the money to just go out and buy a truck. This puts a big ding,” President of the Board, Mandie Gallagher, said.

They have large donations to pick up Friday morning and have no idea how they will do it.

They are praying for someone in the community that could temporarily help them with transportation.