JENKS, Okla. — A local nonprofit dedicates its time to delivering groceries to families in need. Now it is asking the community for help after one of its trucks was stolen.
"It was just a shock whenever we pulled up and it was here on Friday and gone by Monday," said Ethan Jacobsen, co-lead pastor of NorthStar Church.
NorthStar Bridge bags hundred of groceries each day to deliver to communities throughout Green Country. One of those places is Wesley Chapel, which gives groceries to 125-150 families on Sundays.
"We get groceries, we get bread, we get vegetables, we get waters, and you know, beverages for the families we serve," said Chris Beach, senior pastor of Wesley Chapel.
NorthStar Bridge makes the deliveries using food trucks. They were adding a new one this month to reach even more people, but it was stolen over the weekend. They have two other trucks, but this will make things a bit harder.
"We may need to be able to double up some deliveries that we have," Jacobsen said. "We may have to ask some local ministries instead of being able to take the groceries to them. They're going to have to come to us with some flat bed trucks or pick up trucks."
A new truck will cost about $9,000. A GoFundMe page was created to raise the money.
Despite this set back, the organization will keep helping those in need.
"It doesn't stop what we're going to do, we're going to continue to go, we're going to make arrangements," Jacobsen said. "It just, it kind of puts a damper on things, because you want to believe the best in people and sometimes, unfortunately, we get to see the worst."
If you want to help Northstar Bridge get a new truck, you can find the link to its GoFundMe page here.
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