Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014
Unsung Hero: Saline County Farm Bureau
HARRISBURG -- The shelves of the Four C's Food Pantry were full Friday, thanks to a large donation from the Saline County Farm Bureau.
It only took 90 seconds to collect $2,500 worth of non-perishable food items at the Kroger in Harrisburg.
"It will help us out a whole lot," said Four C's Food Pantry Director Don Nalley.
The food will go to the hundreds of people in Harrisburg who depend on the food pantry to feed their families.
This is the second year the Saline County Farm Bureau hosted the 90-Second Grocery Haul. The competition is part of the USDA's Food Checkout Week.
"There's people that are unfortunate enough in the community that they might be without a job or in between jobs and they're just having a hard time," said Saline County Farm Bureau Member Randy Anderson.
The Saline County Farm Bureau footed the bill for the significant donation, while New Country Z100's Kent Zimmer and News 3's own Ashley Smith had the task of filling grocery carts with as much food as possible in the allotted time.
"It's just one way of us giving back to the community that gives to us, and I like the little clash that we have going on here," said Randy.
"I thank them very much and I really appreciate them and God bless 'em," said Don Nalley with the pantry.
While this is only the second year for the event, the Saline County Farm Bureau hopes to continue for many years.
Wind: 15 MPH
Humidity: 87 %