Adams Land and Cattle is proud to announce that through the support of their fourth annual Food 4 Youth campaign, they were able to donate $3,781 and 5,548 items to Custer County backpack programs, which provide food and other needed items to send home with students. The Food 4 Youth Challenge, held in October, was open to area businesses, schools, and civic organizations.
In all, 39 Custer County businesses and organizations participated, collecting 5,548 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 and grocery gift card donations to support the programs through the Food 4 Youth fund administered by the Custer County Foundation. The total received by the end of the challenge was $3,781, which will be evenly distributed between all of the programs to support their future needs.
Businesses and organizations that participated include Adams Land and Cattle, Anselmo-Merna Schools, Ansley Public Schools, BD, Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce, Bruning Bank, Central Nebraska Medical Clinic, Custer County Foundation, Dairy Queen, Evans Feed, Farm Credit Services of America, Four Corners 4-H Club, Fox Theatre, Gaffney Farms, Geared 4 Sports, Gibbons Electric, Grocery Kart, Insurance of the Heartland, Klipz & Kurlz, Lillie Kate Boutique, Melham Medical Center, Muddy Creek Ag, Nebraska Integral Wellness, Nebraska State Bank, North Park Elementary – Broken Bow, Paulsen, Inc., Runza, Sargent High School FBLA, Sargent Irrigation, Drilling, and Pipe, Team Physical Therapy, Thomas Livestock, and Ugly Mug Coffeehouse in Ansley.
“We would like to thank Custer County for making our third Food 4 Youth challenge a success and helping ensure that the youth of Custer County have nutritious meals at the end of the day,” said Liz Babcock, Director of Communications for ALCC. “All of us at Adams Land & Cattle are incredibly grateful and amazed by the response from the community and our neighbor businesses and organizations to support our local schools’ backpack programs.”