Food pantry

GRAND ISLAND — A friendly competition between three area museums benefits food pantries in each community.

The Tri-City Food Fight, running through Dec. 31, pits Stuhr Museum in Grand Island against Hastings Museum and The Archway in Kearney in a “battle” to see which can collect the most food for food pantries in their communities.

To participate, drop nonperishable food off at collection points at one of the three participating organizations. Donations will be collected, weighed and transported to food pantries that serve each of the Tri-Cities with the results posted on each organization’s website. The winner will be crowned after the new year.

“The real winners are the pantries, but bragging rights are also at stake,” said Becky Tideman, director of marketing at Hastings Museum.

In 2018, Hastings Museum took home the title, raising more than 7,000 pounds of food. The total raised was more than 14,000 pounds. Organizers hope this year will see even more donations.

For more information, contact Stuhr Museum at 308-385-5316, the Hastings Museum at 800-508-4629 or The Archway at 308-237-1000.

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