State leaders, including Governor Sam Brownback and Kansas Secretary of Agriculture Dale Rodman, participated in a friendly competition at Harvester’s – the Community Food Network to launch the “Neighbor to Neighbor” month-long, statewide food drive to reduce hunger in Kansas communities.
The food drive, which is jointly hosted by the Kansas Department of Agriculture, Dillon’s Food Stores, Harvesters – The Community Food Network, the Kansas Food Bank, the Second Harvest Community Food Bank and the Kansas agricultural community, will culminate on Kansas Agriculture Day, March 19. The groups hope to raise 50,000 meals for Kansas families during the drive. Kansans can contribute to the campaign at Dillon’s Food Stores statewide or at other locations in communities across the state.
“Across Kansas, I am always amazed at the generosity our citizens show to their neighbors in need,” Brownback said. “This food drive gives them an opportunity to help their fellow Kansans, to reduce hunger across the state and to support our state’s farmers and ranchers. When you are shopping for groceries for your family this month, I encourage you to take part in this important campaign. While one food drive won’t end hunger in Kansas, together, we can make a difference.”
To learn more about the campaign, visit agriculture.ks.gov/neighbortoneighbor.