Showing our Panhandle Spirit

Food donated for the High Plains Food Bank at the Dilla Villa Monday night.

ProNews 7 bought the tickets for Monday night's Dilla game allowing everyone to enter for free, we also teamed up with United and Amarillo National Bank to make this food drive a reality. All we asked was that you help us fill the shelves of the High Plains Food Bank. And as you can imagine everyone was very supportive.

Our own Shelly Sites kicked off the night with a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem, that was followed with Brian Wilkerson's first pitch, which was a strike. Who knew he could throw?

The minute the gates opened, people piled in, some with arms loaded down with food, helping to make a difference.

Zack Wilson with the High Plains Food Bank says he isn't surprised that the people of the Panhandle would come together to help out.

"No doubt everyone would turn out here in the Panhandle and really help their neighbors in need and people definitely stepped up tonight."

When it was all said and done, all the barrels that ProNews 7 and the Food Bank put out were full, full of the Panhandle Spirit.

"This is great to see everyone come in with a lot of food donations, it's great cause it's going to help distribute a lot of food this summer and it's a great kickoff for this promotion and this partnership," said Wilson.

Connie Stewart of Amarillo won the shopping spree Monday night, and we raised over a thousand pounds of food.

Thank you Amarillo and the Panhandle for showing that spirit, and we hope to see the same response for the rest of the month.

And we hope you all join us on Thursday, from 4-7 at the United on 45th and Bell. We will be live for the 5 and 6 newscast. And if you bring a non-perishable food item, you will be entered in a drawing and you could win big.