Adams Kicks off Food 4 Youth Challenge


Adams Land and Cattle is proud and excited to organize their fourth annual Food 4 Youth challenge. Adams is partnering again with local businesses and surrounding schools to assist with their backpack programs, which provide food and other needed items to send home with students. The backpack program is a great asset to many students who may not know when their next meal will be.


In addition to supporting the backpack programs, the Food 4 Youth Challenge will also be working to fill the shelves of our local food pantries.  Please help us ensure that every Custer County student is avoiding hunger by assisting with this year’s Food 4 Youth challenge.


“Last year, through the help of the community and 37 businesses and organizations, we were able to donate over $6,800 and 5,632 food items to Custer County backpack programs and food pantries, which provide food and other needed items for area families”, said Liz Babcock, Director of Communications at Adams.  “We hope that we can surpass those numbers to help ensure our local youth have nutritious meals at the end of each day.”


The challenge will run from Monday, October 3 till Wednesday, October 19 and donations may be dropped off at any of the participating businesses.  Checks can also be made to Custer County Foundation, specifying the “Food 4 Youth” fund.  Donations will be evenly distributed between the schools and programs.  For food donations, the schools have asked for items that can be easily prepared by children.  Examples include canned items (ravioli, soup, vegetables, fruit, etc.), boxed foods (macaroni, pasta, cereal, hamburger helper, jello, snack bars, pop-tarts, fruit snacks, etc.), and peanut butter.  Gift cards to our local grocery stores are incredibly appreciated, as they allow the program to shop for specific needs throughout the year.



Adams Land & Cattle would like to thank the following businesses for their generous commitment to support:


Anselmo-Merna Schools

Ansley Public Schools


Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce

Broken Bow Middle School & High School

Bruning Bank

Central Nebraska Medical Clinic

Custer County Foundation

Dairy Queen

Evans Feed

Farm Credit Services of America

Four Corners 4-H

Fox Theater in Broken Bow

Gaffney Farms

Gary’s Super Store

Geared 4 Sports

Gibbons Electric

Grocery Kart

Insurance of the Heartland

Klipz & Kurlz

Lillie Kate Boutique

Melham Medical Center

Muddy Creek Ag, LLC

Nebraska Integral Wellness

Nebraska State Bank

North Park Elementary – Broken Bow

Paulsen, Inc.

Pearson Physical Therapy

Rice Veterinary Services

Sargent FBLA

Sargent Irrigation, Drilling and Pipe

Team Physical Therapy (Broken Bow and Callaway)

Thomas Livestock

Ugly Mug Coffeehouse in Ansley