Local schools earn money feeding visitors to Husker Harvest Days
WOOD RIVER, Neb. (KSNB) - All the food at Husker Harvest Days is cooked by local schools, with five area schools providing meals to visitors all three days. Those schools are Grand Island Senior High, Grand Island Central Catholic, Grand Island Northwest, Wood River, and Sutton.
The schools provide breakfast and lunch with all proceeds going to each respective school’s general and athletic budgets. For some, it’s more about providing a service.
“We had a lot of donations for the food, our booster board asked for donations,” said Andrea Chrisman, GISH booster board member. “Then we also have our athletes come out and do the volunteering as well with the parents. So, it’s a great opportunity for our student-athletes to get involved.”
Chrisman said they have assigned shifts for each student-athlete and it’s a great way to give back to the community.
Now, if you want something outside of Midwest beef, Grand Island Northwest has you covered.
“We had the connection with Cascio’s through our athletic director at Northwest,” Carlotta Hartman, Volunteer. “We were really excited to try something new. There’s no other food booth here doing the Italian theme, so we really wanted to try something new and to have the opportunity to have Cascio’s here with us. We were really excited.”
Cascio’s Steakhouse is located in Omaha. Hartman said Northwest has a strong agricultural background because a lot of farm kids attend the school.
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