BROKEN BOW—Youth hunger is a widespread concern no matter where you look and to help feed our nation’s youth Runza is hosting its “Runza Feeds the Need Day” Tuesday, September 22.
Runza will be raising funds company-wide to help combat childhood hunger and the Broken Bow location will be donating 10% of Tuesday’s proceeds (dining room, carry out, or drive-thru) to the Broken Bow Food Pantry.
Owner Joyce Richardson said it is heartbreaking the number of kids who do not know where their next meal will come from.
“There are kids that come to school without breakfast and they tell us that right now one in six children in our area do not know where their next meal is going to come from. That’s heartbreaking,” Richardson said.
The Broken Bow Food Pantry is located at 1100 South 6th Avenue and is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00-3:00 p.m. The Food Pantry accepts non-perishable food items, toiletries, paper products, and monetary donations. For more information, contact Kathy Salts at 872-5093.
Joyce Richardson said the food pantry is currently in need of paper products, personal care products, shampoo, soap, cleaning items, Kleenex, paper towels, etc.
Head to Runza today to support the local food pantry and enjoy ice cream sandwiches while they last until September 30. Richardson told KCNI/KBBN Runza will begin selling cinnamon rolls, chili, and soups beginning October 1.
In addition, Richardson–who is involved with the Custer Economic Development Corporation (CEDC)–told KCNI/KBBN that local residents are encouraged to use Junk Jaunt as a way to welcome people to the area. She said brochures will be available to Junk Jaunters with information about local amenities and career opportunities with the hope of inviting families to thinking about Custer County if they ever want to relocate.
“Let’s put best our foot forward and everyone in the community be warm and welcoming to these guests and we’ll see if we can get a few families to relocate to Custer County or at least start thinking about it,” Richardson said.
Contact Joyce or the CEDC at 402-922-0774 for more information about handing out brochures this weekend.