The 10/11 Can Care-a-Van has been helping to feed Nebraskans since 1988. While much has changed over the past three decades, hunger has persisted in our communities. That need keeps Nebraskans coming out year after year to help stock the shelves of their local food pantries.
During the first week of June, 10/11 News personalities will help collect donations for pantries in the Grand Island area. Both Super Savers will have donation spots available at their entrances. The foods and nonperishable items collected will be split between four local food pantries including: Blessed Sacrament, Hope Harbor, Salvation Army and St Mary’s Camille’s Cupboard.
The 10/11 Can Care-a-Van began in 1988, stemming from the national “Farm Aid” effort. It began as a 12-day food drive, but was shortened to a six-day drive in 1998. Since its creation, the Can Care-a-Van has visited numerous towns in Nebraska and northern Kansas. Last year, 2018, the 10/11 Can Care-a-Van collected 265,409 lbs.