BROKEN BOW–Adams Land and Cattle is proud to announce that through the support of their first ever Food 4 Youth campaign, they were able to donate $7,091 and over 2,700 items to Custer County backpack programs, which provide food and other needed items to send home with students. The Food 4 Youth Challenge, held September 3-13, was open to area businesses, schools, and civic organizations.
In all, 22 Custer County businesses and organizations participated, collecting 2,793 snacks and meals for the Custer County backpack programs, which help provide food for their students, who may not know when their next meal will be. Additionally, Adams Land and Cattle encouraged monetary donations to support the programs through the Food 4 Youth fund administered by the Custer County Foundation.
“Adams Land and Cattle did a great drive for the local backpack programs, Food 4 Youth. It was amazing to see the support we got monetarily from a lot of the businesses here in Custer County and those funds will be distributed to all the back pack programs in the county. It’s just a great way to support the youth and it’s fun to see the businesses get involved,” said Custer County Foundation Executive Director, Lindsay Divan.
The total received by the end of the challenge was $7,091 which will be evenly distributed between all of the program to support their future needs. The significant financial donations were made possible, in part by a $3,000 donation from Farm Credit Services of America which allowed $500 per Custer County school, $1,500 by BD, and $1,000 by Grocery Kart in addition to their customer’s cash donations of $600. Sargent Irrigation, Drilling, and Pipe donated the highest number of food items to the program with a total of 674 items.
Businesses that participated include: Adams Land and Cattle, BD, Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce, Bruning Bank, Custer Federal, Custer County Foundation, Evans Feed, Farm Credit Services of America, First Presbyterian Church of Broken Bow, Gary’s Super Store, Grocery Kart, Holcomb Pharmacy, Lillie Kate Boutique, Melham Medical Center, Nebraska State Bank, North Park Elementary – Broken Bow, Precious Angels Daycare, Russell Title & Escrow, Sargent Economic Development, Sargent Irrigation, Drilling, and Pipe, TEAM Physical Therapy, Thomas Livestock, and Triple Blessed Boutique.
“We are amazed by the response from the community and our neighbor businesses and organizations to support our first ever Food 4 Youth Challenge”, said President for ALCC, Abram Babcock. “All of us at Adams are incredibly proud to support our local schools’ backpack programs to help ensure that the youth of Custer County have nutritious meals at the end of the day. Thank you Custer County for supporting our youth and making our first Food 4 Youth challenge a success.”