Project Hunger raises money to buy food for those in need

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - A local organization is on a mission to feed the hungry, and continued to fight for the cause Sunday.

Project Hunger hosted their annual Fall Harvest Festival Sunday in Grand Island to raise money to buy food for people in need. (Source: Kelsey Dickeson, KSNB)

Project Hunger hosted their annual Fall Harvest Festival Sunday at the Grand Generation Center in Grand Island.

Part of the event included a "thank you" dinner with live music for people who've donated to the organization in the past. The other part was to raise money to buy food for those in need.

People could check out a silent auction full of donated items and baked goods. There was also a 50/50 raffle, where half the proceeds went back to Project Hunger.

Ninety-four cents of every dollar raised will be used to buy food. That money all stays local.

"There's a large need. A lot of people think it's just the homeless, but it's really for the working poor. Someone who's working full time, but still struggling, not able to have enough food to put on the table," said Jay Wren, a board member for Project Hunger.

A $100 donation feeds a family of four people for a week.

Project Hunger supports the Salvation Army's food pantry, Food4Thought and the Gap Food Bank.

Everyone working for Project Hunger is a volunteer.