By Brittany Ward
July 13, 2018

FoodStock is back for its second year, this Sunday from 3 to 8 p.m. at The Bay, hosted by Spreetail, Food Bank of Lincoln and The Bay to help stock up The Bay with the goal of helping the Lincoln community. This is a free event but donations will be collected throughout the event to raise fund for this good cause.

This event was created to help the Lincoln community come together and help each other out. The money that will be raised will go toward helping the Food Bank of Lincoln and help the Bay establish a specific fund for the All-Access Pass program. The All-Access Pass allows for free entry to the skate park, a digital art space, a mentor through Heartland Big Brothers Big Sisters as well as a meal from the coffee bar. The Bay is able to distribute over 100 All-Access Passes to at-risk youth in the Lincoln Public School system with the help of social workers and counselors.

Check out this video from last year’s FoodStock!

The Food Bank of Lincoln is a nonprofit organization that started in 1982 with the mission of alleviating hunger in southeast Nebraska. With all of the programs and events the organization has distributed to over 180 nonprofit programs in 16 southeast Nebraska counties.

The Bay a multifaceted organization that is known for being a safe haven and a strong pillar in the community. Its main focus is fighting poverty, homelessness and preventing sex-trafficking. It’s accomplished by utilizing its “communities;” skate, coffee, music and art.

Self-described on its website, “Spreetail is an ecommerce company with the purpose of making a dent in the universe by delighting millions of customers, creating opportunity and wealth for our team, and revolutionizing the communities we touch.”

A plethora of food trucks, local beer and live music will be in ample supply for purchase at this event. The vendors are  Nitro Burger, 402 Creamery, Heoya,  The Gilded Swine, Muchachos, Mary Ellen’s, Pepe’s Kitchen, The Tastee Trailer and  Meier’s Cork ‘n Bottle. The live music will be from local artists Steady Wells, Lucas Kellison, DJ Relic and Emily Bass.

For more information check out the event page.

Brittany Ward is an editorial intern with KZUM.