Elkhart County 4-H Fair “All IN” Food Drive has an eye toward setting a world record by helping provide food to hungry people in the Elkhart County area! The Elkhart County 4-H Fair Food Drive Committee will be attempting a “Guinness Book of World Records” for largest single-day food drive. The world-record attempt will happen during the Fair Sunday, July 20 at 1:00 p.m. – Monday, July 21 at 1:00 p.m. The donation drop-off point will be near Gate 2 (the pick-up / drop off area). If everybody who comes to the Fair can donate generously, our community can break the existing record. The current record for the largest food drive by a non-charitable organization in 24 hours was set by the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics Food Drive, which collected 559,885 pounds of food in Durham, N.C., on March 5, 2011. All donations will benefit the Food Bank of Elkhart County, a program of Church Community Services that provides food for hungry families by supplying food to many local food pantries and hot meal sites. The Fair is also looking for help from other local organizations. Any individual or organization who would like to get involved with the Food Drive and world-record attempt for largest food drive, please contact Shelly Steury by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Donate non-perishable food items at the Fairgrounds near Gate 2 on Sunday, July 20 at 1 p.m. to Monday, July 21 at 1 p.m.
People who donate food items at the Gate 2 drop off can have the opportunity to win a number of prizes. Spherion Staffing will be set up by Church Community Services and people who donate food and fill out an application with Spherion can enter to win an iPad and get Indiana State Fair Tickets. People who donate food can also register for a chance to win two track tickets to the Fair’s Justin Moore concert.