6th Annual Have a Heart Food Bank Challenge

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 & Rehabilitation Center
Bruning State Bank
Central Plains Center for Services
Custer County Historical Society
Custer Public Power District
Dept of Health & Human Services
Evans Feed
Geared 4 Sports
Grocery Kart
Heritage Bank
Holcomb Pharmacy
KBEAR Country 
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
Paulsen, Inc.
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.