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      Project Hunger Fundraiser Held As Need Grows

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      A non-profit group feeding central Nebraska's hungry says they need your help more than ever.

      Project Hunger hoped to raise $18,000 at the 18th Annual Easter Basket Extravaganza Saturday in Grand Island.

      That would provide four months of food to shelters and agencies across the area.

      The group's president said he was happy with the number of baskets donated: 372.

      Ninety-seven cents from every dollar raised at the auction goes to the cause.

      President Doug Winder said Project Hunger is facing an increased need this year.

      "Generally after Christmas we don't buy a lot of cases of food because people give a lot around Christmas. We've already purchased over 500 cases of food since January, so the need is huge," he said.

      Project Hunger is one of the agencies benefiting from the first ever "Go Big GIVE" event on May 1.

      Just go to gobiggive.org anytime during that 24-hour period to donate to your favorite central Nebraska charity.

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