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Apple Corps Ambassador, Misty Coolidge – Omaha, Nebraska

Before being crowned the national United Service Ambassador for the Worldwide USA Pageant system, Misty Coolidge, a Good Shepherd Food Bank Apple Corps Ambassador, had started her mission to #crushhunger nationwide by volunteering at Food Bank for the Heartland, located in Omaha, Nebraska.

Food Bank for the Heartland’s mission is to provide emergency and supplemental food to the people in need in throughout Nebraska and western Iowa. Misty visited in 2021 and that year the Food Bank provided 32.8 million meals in partnership with a network of over 610 partner agencies. These frontline providers supported 296,000 people in a 78,000 square-mile service area.

While volunteering with the Heartland team, the team Misty was volunteering with were responsible for bagging, weighing, and sealing bags of donated Omaha Steak meatballs. The pallets of meatballs were ‘shorts’, meaning they weren’t able to be sold in retail but were donated to the food bank because they were still great quality. Misty was welcomed by a wonderful crew of staff and the President, Brian Barks, came down to greet her and she was able to share her background and her WHY with him and the team. They were surprised with her ‘get to work’ work ethic. Misty scrubbed her arms from the elbows down, put on a disposable apron, hair net, long gloves, and got to work.

“I look forward to returning to visit Food Bank of the Heartland in July 2022, when I am back in Omaha to compete for the next title with the Worldwide USA pageant system,” stated Misty.

If you’re interested in following Misty’s journey, you can find her on Facebook or follow along by visiting the Ambassador tag in the Latest News section of Good Shepherd Food Bank of Maine’s website,