5th Annual Have a Heart Food Bank Challenge Receives Thousands of Donations

BROKEN BOW – The 5th Annual Have a Heart Food Bank Challenge, organized by Adams Land & Cattle, LLC (ALCC) asked local businesses and organizations around Custer County to make a difference for local Food Banks. The Challenge, open to area businesses, schools, and civic organizations and held February 12th- 23rd, provided donated food and other needed items to four local Food Pantries.

In all, over 17 Custer County businesses and organizations participated, collecting 4,216 items for our Food Banks. These items, including food, personal hygiene items, paper products, and household cleaning items, were distributed among local Food Banks to assist them with necessary restocking of their shelves.

Area organizations were encouraged to compete against other organizations for the title of “Heart of Custer County Winners”, awarded to the organization within each category that donated that highest quantity of items. This year’s winners include:

Big Business: Broken Bow Care & Rehabilitation Center, 700 items

Small Business: Central Plains Center for Services, 275 items

Schools: North Park Elementary, 446 items

Service Groups/Clubs: Kingdom Kids and CIA, 675 items

Churches: Presbyterian Church, 76 items

“We’re incredibly proud to be part of this effort by our community to assist our area foodbanks,” said President for ALCC, Abram Babcock. “Each year, we are amazed by the response from the community and our neighbor businesses and organizations. We truly appreciate everyone who participated and made an impact by giving back to the community in this way.”

The Have a Heart Food Bank Challenge, originally created in 2014 through the Custer County Leadership, has been sponsored and organized by ALCC for the past four years.