And give-stnger-3 more than 37 million people struggle with hunger in the u-s, including more than 11 million children.
The hawkeye harvest food bank is committed to battling that hunger.
This morning found organizations helping stock their shelves... but first they had to collect the goods from the grocery store.
Kimt news 3's alex jirgens takes us to hyvee west in mason city for the grab and give event.xxx grab give-pkgll-1 lowerthird2line:grab and give grocery competition mason city, ia nat and just like that - these 20 teams are off to get the essentials.
Some have a strategy to pack their carts to the brim - and then some.
Jeanene blickenderfer's team from the i-s-u extension office was able to find a good chunk of their list in the first aisle alone.
Lowerthird2line:jeanene blickenderfer iowa state university extension office "tuna, coffee, macaroni and cheese, hamburger helper, peanut butter, cereal.:" lowerthird2line:grab and give grocery competition mason city, ia each team is tasked with collecting 250 dollars worth of groceries.
But here's the trick: no calculators - phones - pens - pencils or paper can be used to tally up the total.
The true total was rung up at the check out counter.
And even if they were shy of the goal - lowerthird2line:steve weiss nutri quest "we try to do as much as we could.
I'm not very good at math, so we weren't trying to do the 250 thing.
We tried to stuff as much food we could for a worthy cause."
Grab and give-pkgll-10 now in its 8th year - the grab and give benefits the hawkeye harvest food bank - "it's a much needed service that we have and there's some great volunteers to make it happen."
It's a competition between these teams.... but really so much more.
"it's about that the hawkeye harvest wins in the end."
Grab and give-pkgll-2 a team from cartersville elevator took first place - with farm credit services' team winning the greatest grabber award.
In mason city - alex jirgens - kimt news 3.
/ in the 8 year history of the event - teams have netted over an estimated 45 thousand dollars worth of food for the hawkeye harvest food bank.