Tri-City Food Fight moves into final stretch | Local News
In the third week of the Tri-City Food Fight, Hastings Museum has the lead but the race is beginning to tighten moving into the last few weeks of December.
The totals for the third week (as of Dec. 18) are: Hastings Museum, 2,840 pounds; Stuhr Museum, 1280 pounds; and the Archway in Kearney, 1023 pounds.
There is still time to make a difference in the competition. All food collected goes toward local food pantries, with Stuhr’s haul going to the Grand Island Food Pantry located at the Salvation Army. To participate, simply drop non-perishable food items off at collection points at one of the three participating organizations.
Donations will be collected, weighed and transported to food pantries that serve the needy in each of the Tri-Cities, with the results posted on each organization’s websites. The winner will be crowned after the new year.
Last year, more than 4,000 pounds of food was collected and the Stuhr Museum came out on top by collecting more than 2,000 pounds. While the holidays are a time to celebrate, they are also a time to help those who are less fortunate. Last year, it was estimated that nearly 13 percent of Nebraska’s population lives in poverty. Your donation of food can help a local family in need to have a good holiday meal.
For more information, contact Stuhr Museum at (308) 385-5316, Hastings Museum at (800) 508-4629, or the Archway at (308) 237-1000.