Every year, Community Action’s Gathering Place Soup Kitchen (www.communityactionatwork.org) serves over 30,000 hot evening meals to anyone in need. This year, thanks to the support of several generous organizations, all monetary donations received for the Gathering Place will be matched $1 for $1 through December 31.

This match is made possible thanks to the generosity of several campaign sponsors, including legacy sponsor, Acklie Charitable Foundation, as well as Union Bank and Trust, Bukaty Companies, Inspro Insurance, Rohn and Beth Loyd, Connie Maguire, and James Stuart III Family Foundation. This year’s goal is to raise $200,000 to support the work of the Gathering Place throughout the next year.

“The need for meals right now is greater than ever. We are currently on track to serve nearly 40% more meals this year compared to last,” said Lisa Janssen, Community Action’s Gathering Place administrator. “We’re so grateful to our match sponsors for providing the opportunity for community members to give and double their impact through December 31. The only way we can continue to offer meals to our neighbors is with community support.”

Anyone is welcome to get a free, nutritious meal at Community Action’s Gathering Place from 5 to 6 p.m. daily. Community support generated through this campaign makes that work possible. To give, visit www.communityactionatwork.org or mail contributions to Community Action’s Gathering Place at 210 O St. in Lincoln.