December 20, 2014

Holiday campaign nets 1.5 million meals

A big boost to those in need in Nebraska and western Iowa. Con Agra Foods spokesman Chris Kircher says they surpassed their goal of providing 1.5-million meals in their annual holiday “Shine the Light on Hunger” campaign.

Kircher says in addition to food collected over the holiday they also raised $100,000 in monetary donations and from admission fees from their ice skating rink. Con Agra Foods matched that amount.

The donations will go to the Food Bank for the Heartland helps stock the shelves of more than 325 food pantries in Nebraska and western Iowa, emergency shelters, many after school and backpack weekend food programs, senior housing units and rehab centers.