Hy-Vee to attempt Guinness Record title for largest ice cream sandwich

(Plattsmouth, NE) -- Later this week, Hy-Vee will try their hand at breaking the Guinness World Records title for the largest ice cream sandwich for a good cause.

Starting at 6:00 Friday morning, a 30-member team at the Hy-Vee in Plattsmouth, Nebraska will attempt to make a 2,800-pound sandwich using Hy-Vee cookies and ice cream provided by Hiland Dairy. The current record stands at 2,460 pounds. The ice cream sandwich will be assembled on-site at the Plattsmouth Hy-Vee in a refrigerated trailer provided by Quandt Transport. The official weigh-in will take place at Wilbur-Ellis after the sandwich has been assembled.

The event is open to the public. The official announcement of the record will be made between noon and 1:00 PM.

The attempt is part of a kick-off of Hy-Vee's commitment to donate five million meals this holiday season. After the attempt, Hy-Vee says the sandwich will be divided into smaller sections and donated to the Food Bank of Lincoln and Food Bank for the Heartland. The grocer says those Feeding America affiliates will distribute the boxes of ice cream sandwiches to families facing food insecurity in their region. Food Bank for the Heartland serves 93 counties in Nebraska and Iowa, and Food Bank of Lincoln serves 16 counties in Southeast Nebraska.

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