The 4th Annual Have a Heart Food Bank Challenge will be held February 14-28th 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. 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 80 local businesses, schools and civic groups participated and collected over 4,500 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.
For a list of participating businesses, go to www.adamslandandcattle.com or look for a Have a Heart flyer in the windows and doors of participating businesses.
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.
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
Help our local community food banks restock their shelves! If you would like to participate or have any questions, please call Jennifer or Paula at Adams Land & Cattle at 872-6494.