Food drive featuring vintage aircraft aims to help Air Force families in need

Posted at 7:29 PM, Sep 20, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-20 21:29:09-04

LOGAN, Utah — The Hill Air Force Base Museum hosted its annual “Wings and Wheels” food drive Saturday.

The public was invited to see some of the most extraordinary aircraft in the history of the military, and some vintage vehicles too.

The planes are usually closed to the public, but Saturday visitors were able to look inside or walk through more than 20 of America’s most historic warplanes.

Those who attended were encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to donate. All of the food is donated to the base’s Airman’s Attic, which serves the Hill Air Force Base community.

John Neterer, event coordinator, said, “It’s essentially a thrift store on base, and it’s designed to help the needy Air Force families that are out there.”

Event coordinators said the turnout was much greater than they expected, and they said they want to thank everyone who attended.