10th Annual Race for the Hungry Helps Local Food Pantries

1/2/2019 11:30:00 AM
Race for the HungryNorth Shore Bank hosted its 10th annual Race for the Hungry events at supermarkets in Kenosha, Menasha, and Milwaukee on December 27. Participants compete each year to see who can rush through the store and fill their shopping cart fastest, with all the groceries gathered going to local food pantries.

Tremper High School’s football team went up against the boys swim team at Kenosha Festival Foods to collect food for the Shalom Center food pantry, and the swim team won, setting a new record by getting through their grocery list in five minutes.

Race for the Hungry - KenoshaThe race at El Rey Foodmart in Milwaukee benefited Milwaukee Christian Center food pantry, and two members of the nonprofit’s board of directors competed against each other, joined by their kids.

At the Menasha Piggly Wiggly, three Menasha High School football players raced against three representatives from St. Joseph Food Program. Things got competitive as both teams scouted out the store beforehand, planning their routes, and the St. Joe’s ladies won by a full minute, earning themselves an extra $100 gift card. They also received a $500 donation from a local North Shore Bank business customer. Race for the Hungry - El Rey

With that plus the collected food, all of which was donated by the Piggly Wiggly, St. Joe’s took in over $1,500 in food and cash.

North Shore Bank was proud to help put food on the shelves of local pantries by holding its annual Race for the Hungry. View event pictures on our Facebook page.