Project Hunger gets creative at the Hall County Fair

Project Hunger shows off their creative skills with donated food for the food pantry. (KSNB)

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - The Hall County Fair is in full swing and Project Hunger is using it as a chance to feed the hungry. This is the seventh year the organization has had their food sculpture contest. Local organizations are invited to be creative and show off their canned goods in a unique way.

“So it's kind of a competition to who can be the most creative with what they come up with but the bottom line is all of this food then at the end of the week is donated back to the local food pantry,” Project Hunger Special Events Coordinator Jay Wren said.

All the food will go towards the Grand Island Salvation Army once the fair is over.

“There really is a great need and a lot of people think it is the homeless or things like that that need the help but it's the working poor, people that are struggling just to pay their bills and they can go in and get a food basket,” Wren said.

Organization members say the Salvation Army really appreciates the donations and they help keep their busy shelves full.