Organizers Say the Tri-City Annual Food Drive Is More Important Than Ever

Dec. 3, 2020, 10 a.m. ·

(Photo Courtesy: Kearney Archway)

The Archway in Kearney, the Stuhr Museum in Grand Island, and the Hastings Museum are competing to see which organization can collect the most donations for area food pantries through the end of the month. Tuesday marked the start of the Tri-City annual Food Fight.

Mark Foradori, marketing coordinator for the Kearney Archway, said the food drive is more important this year than ever with the rise of unemployment and poverty rates across the country.

"If we can keep people as stable as possible so they don't end up slipping into poverty over the next few months, that will be a great benefit to the people we are helping and also to the whole society too."

Foradori said the goal across this year is to collect 12,000 pounds of food across the three organizations.

Non-perishable food items can be dropped off until December 31.