Food4Thought trivia night fundraiser set for December 2

Graphic with chilli bowl and cinnamon roll for Food 4 Thought event.Food4Thought, a local non-profit food assistance program operated by Hastings College students, is holding a trivia night fundraising event at First Presbyterian Church of Hastings (621 N. Lincoln Avenue) beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, December 2. The entry fee is $20 for adults and $10 for students, and includes a chili and cinnamon roll dinner.

First Presbyterian Church is donating the dinner, which includes vegetarian and gluten free options, so all proceeds from the event will go to support Food4Thought.

Everyone is welcome at the door, and attendees are welcome to sign up trivia teams the night of the event. Teams can also sign up in advance and reserve tables for their teams, by contacting Hastings College chaplain Rev. Doodle Harris at Teams should consist of eight members.

Food4Thought, established in 2007 and known as the backpack program, sends meals home over the weekend with about 100 elementary school students within Hastings Public Schools. These children’s families qualify for the Free and Reduced Lunch Program and may have limited access to food. Though these children receive meals through the school during the week, they may not have sufficient access to meals over the weekend. Food4Thought helps make sure these students have something to eat before returning to school on Monday morning.

Hastings College is a four-year residential college that focuses on student academic and extracurricular achievement. Hastings’ student-centered initiatives include providing all required textbooks and an iPad, while a block-style semester schedule allows professors and students to focus on fewer classes at a time. Discover more at

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