Can Care-a-Van drive comes to an end

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Lincoln, NE -- The 10/11 and NBC Nebraska Can Care-a-Van has come to an end This year's route featured 12 stops. Four satellite drives participated in this year's Can Care-a-Van.

Black Hills Energy is a proud sponsor of 10/11 and NBC Nebraska Can Care-a-Van.

So far, the total is: 238,930 pounds.

Saturday's only stop is Beatrice. Donations will be collected Heartland Foods, St. Johns Food Pantry and The Salvation Army. 1011's Courtney Johns will be there to help. The goal is 3,000 pounds.

Beatrice total: 8,583 pounds

Friday's stops include North Platte, Geneva and York.
In North Platte, donations can be dropped off at Gary's Super Foods. Rusty Dawkins and Adam Uhernik will be there to help. The goal is 4,500 pounds. Some of the items needed is Hamburger Helper, canned meats and canned fruit. Over in Geneva, the goal is 3,500 pounds. Canned vegetables, beans, salad and sugar are needed. Peta Sheerwood and Taylor Pannell will be at the Blue Valley Community Action. And in York, the items needed are spaghetti, sauce, and laundry detergent. Donations can be dropped off at Walmart with an appearance by Shelby Fenster and Owen Jensen.

Geneva total: 6,509 pounds
York total: 19,510
North Platte: 6,237

Thursday's feature stops include Spencer Schubert in Kearney at the Family Fresh Market. Donations can be dropped off starting at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The goal for Thursday is 1,000 pounds. The most needed items are canned, paper, personal and cash products. Ken Siemek and Bridget Fargen will be in the Hy-Vee parking lot in Columbus. The goal is 50,000 pounds and donations were collected until 5pm. By early afternoon people in the community had already topped the Platte County Food Pantry's goal and the final total came in at 76,888 pounds. Thank you to all the generous donors and everyone who stopped by Hyvee to say hello.

Wednesday's featured stops include Josh Spreiter and Travis Klanecky in Hastings. People who stopped by the Russ's Market donated 2,098 pounds of food for the Hastings Salvation Army, Hastings Food Pantry and Catholic Social Services. Catherine Silver and Brandon Rector in Grand Island at the Super Saver. They had a 25,000 pound goal, which they crushed, collecting 32,416 pounds for the Salvation Army, Hope Harbor, St. Mary's, and Blessed Sacrament.

Tuesday's featured stops included Jon and Taryn Vanderford in Aurora and Anastasia Champ in Ord. Aurora nearly tripled it's goal of 10,000 pounds of food, checking in with 28,039 lbs! Ord also crushed it's 6,000 pound goal, collecting 16,214 pounds. That total also beats the 14,000 pounds collected last year. A satellite drive was held in Neligh where they collected 2016 pounds.

A satellite drive to benefit the Antelope County Food Pantry collected 2,016 pounds of food to help people in their communities.

Monday's featured stops include Ed Littler in Superior and Kristin Bauer in Sutton. The drive in Superior collected 7,029 lbs. of food for the Nuckolls County Food pantry. The drive in Sutton collected 7,368 lbs. of food for "The Bread Box." They surpassed their goal of 5,000 pounds! Loup City held a food drive and gathered 673 pounds of food.

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