FAIRBURY, Neb. -- Blue Valley Community Action kicked off National Community Action Month by hosting a community lunch Wednesday. 

BVCA offered a free meal and educational booths about programs people can be a part of to support those in need. 

“Here at our home office in Fairbury, we wanted to have an event,” said Ben Schwartz, Communication and Development Officer for BVCA. “The Jefferson County Courthouse was kind enough to give us permission to host a lunch on the lawn. We have burgers. We have hot dogs. We have booths set up with information about our programs.”

The staff representation at the event came from Gage, Jefferson and Saline Counties. BVCA supports Fillmore, Thayer, York, Polk, Butler and Seward Counties as well. 

Schwartz said Community Action Month is a good opportunity for them to reflect on what the group has done throughout the year. 

“We had a fantastic April in terms of that kind of information,” Schwartz said. “Our consumer surveys came back overwhelmingly positive. Over 700 responses, the most we have had in many years. 98% good or excellent. So we know our staff is doing great work out there.” 

Those who couldn't make it to the lunch can receive information about BVCA programs at BVCA.net.