The 6th Annual Have a Heart Food Bank Challenge will be held February 11th-22nd and Adams Land and Cattle is once again challenging local businesses and organizations around Custer County to make a difference for our local Food Banks and Backpack Programs. The Challenge is open to area businesses, schools, and civic organizations and will provide donated food and other needed items to four local Food Pantries.
These local Food Pantries are a vital asset to the community, assisting and feeding many local citizens. Area organizations are encouraged to participate by donating items and competing against other organizations for the title of “Heart of Custer County Winners”.
“We’re really proud and excited to continue the Have a Heart Food Bank Challenge, which was originally started by Leadership Custer County,” said Jennifer Gestwite, Executive Assistant at ALCC. “Last year, over 17 local businesses, schools and civic groups participated and collected over 4,200 items that were split between the four local Food Banks. With the help of the community, we are striving to exceed those number this year,” Gestwite said.
Participating Businesses are:
|Adams Land & Cattle|
|Broken Bow Care & Rebilitation Center|
|Bruning State Bank|
|Central Plains Center for Services|
|Custer County Historical Society|
|Custer Public Power District|
|Dept of Health & Human Services|
|Geared 4 Sports|
|Lillie Kate Boutique|
|Melham Medical Center|
|Mid-Plains Community College & Bellevue Modern Edge Salon|
|Nebraska State Bank & Trust Co. North Park Elementary School|
|Our Saviour Lutheran Church|
|Pearson Physical Therapy|
|Precious Angel Daycare|
Presbyterian Church Runza
|Sargent Economic Development|
|Team Physical Therapy|
|Triple Blessed Boutique|
Suggested donation items include, but not limited to:
Baby Goods & Toiletries: baby food, powder formula, diapers, powdered milk, canned milk, hand soap, shampoo, conditioner, body soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, Kleenex, hair brush, etc. Suggested donation items include, but not limited to:
Cleaning Supplies & Canned Food: Laundry detergent, fabric softener, bleach, bathroom cleaners, kitchen cleaners, mop, broom, dustpan, dish towels, paper towels, window cleaner, toilet bowl cleaner, etc. and all varieties of canned food.
Boxed Foods: Mac & Cheese, Hamburger Helper, pizza kit, cereal, Cream of Wheat, ramen noodles, crackers, Pop Tarts, Jell-O, breakfast bars, cake mix, frosting, sloppy joe mix, taco mix, spaghetti noodles and sauce, peanut butter and jelly, etc.
Optional items still needed: Canned Meats: Beef, Fish, Chicken, etc. Fresh Meats: Meat vouchers from local grocery stores
Have a Heart and help our local community food banks restock their shelves! If you would like to participate or have any questions, please call Jennifer at Adams Land & Cattle at 872-6494.