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Table of Grace falls short of goal; hits $50k mark with grateful hearts

SIDNEY - The Table of Grace, a local non-profit organization that is well known in the community for its tireless endeavors, began around 2010 and has since been raising money through grants, sales and donations in the name of feeding the hungry in its communities.

In 2019, they became a Nazarene Compassionate Ministry Center (CMC). As of this past November, they've received and distributed in excess of 229,410 pounds of food; which equals over 191,175 meals served in 2023.

They have held several fund-raisers throughout this past year to raise money which will help cover their operating costs in 2024. The end-of-the-year deadline was December 31, 2023, and they collected $50,000; an amount that will generously be matched by Bell Lumber & Pole, a local family-owned company. Founded in 1909, Bell Lumber has always been an avid supporter of The Table of Grace. Since 2018, the company has matched over $125,000 to help keep them operating and moving forward in providing food to

those in need throughout three counties.

The Table of Grace pantry in Sidney is open every Thursday. To register, interested parties must bring in an ID for everyone living in the house as well as a current utility bill, lease or official letter dated within the last 60 days with the name of the person registering on it. You must also meet the following income guidelines:  

Number in household Monthly income:

1 - $1,932.00

2 - $2,613.00

3 - $3,294.00

4 - $3,975.00

5 - $4,656.00

6 - $5,337.00

7 - $6,018.00

8 - $6,699.00

For each additional member add $681.00

Their Mission (thrift) store, located at 1125 Alvarado Street in Sidney, is normally open every Friday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and offers clothing of all sizes, household goods, books, toys, and much more. All proceeds from the Mission Store go to support the Table of Grace Food Pantry and to help support the food pantries that operate in Potter and Oshkosh. The organization also supplements the pantries of Dalton and Kimball. The Table of Grace mobile pantry goes to Lodgepole, Sunol, Dix and Bushnell.

The Table of Grace is a non profit 501C3 organization, and as such, all donations made are tax deductible.

If you would like to donate to the Table of Grace, please make checks payable to: Table of Grace and mail to: 1444 Jackson St. Sidney, NE 69162

For more information on the Table of Grace or to view the mobile pantry schedules, please visit their website at:


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