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Tri-City museums team up for annual Food Fight

Published: Dec. 4, 2020 at 5:54 PM CST
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - Each year the Kearney Archway, Hastings Museum, and Stuhr Museum in Grand Island compete to see who collects the most food for local food pantries. This year the Tri-City Food Fight is looking a little different.

“This year doesn’t feel like the year to compete,” said Becky Tideman, Director of Marketing at the Hastings Museum. “It feels like a year to come together and we all know they’re being very kind to us because those two institutions are still open. It’s going to be very awkward for us this year so we kind of rethought the whole thing.”

The Hastings Museum has been closed since mid-October due to health concerns but they wanted to still do something to support the food pantry.

“If ever there was a time to help your local food pantries it’s now. So we can’t say just because our doors are closed we aren’t going to participate, we’re going to find a way,” Tideman said.

With it being such a difficult year, the Tri-Cities are working together to get two tons of food donated.

Food can be brought to the Hastings Museum during normal business hours and placed in the box outside. People can call or knock on the door for the food to be picked up.

The Archway will be taking the non-perishable donations in the lobby. Donations will be collected at all the locations until Dec. 31.

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