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2nd Harvest Food Bank conducting plate art contest
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Second Harvest Food Bank staffer Jessica Vaughan holds a 10-inch dinner plate against the lobby wall that she hopes will be filled with the creative art of Mantecans focusing on feeding the hungry.

Creative artistry painted on dinner plates is the goal of the Second Harvest Food Bank’s “Hunger Hero’s Art Contest” that is being kicked off this week with the finished plates to be displayed in the front lobby of the food bank located in Manteca’s Industrial Park on Industrial Park Drive. 

Food bank staffer Jessica Vaughan said the finished 10-inch plates must depict the artist’s view of hunger, healthy eating or what the food bank accomplishes in the community.

There are three age group categories from kindergarten through sixth grade students, seventh graders through seniors in high school and adults over the age of 18.  There will be a $50 cash prize for the winners in each category following the judging by food bank employees.  Each participant will receive a plate to paint as part of their $20 entry fee.  The plates will remain the property of Second Harvest Food Bank and must be returned no later than 4:30 p.m. on May 15.  

The winning entries will be announced at a dessert reception that will be held on May 17 at 7 p.m.