TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)-- State, local and private organizations teamed up to help kick--off the statewide food drive.
Governor Sam Brownback was on hand to sign a proclamation declaring March 23rd through 29th as Kansas Agriculture Week and to kick--off the second annual Neighbor to Neighbor Food Drive at Harvesters.
Associates from Dillons along with volunteers rolled up their sleeves to fill boxes for families in need in the Capital City.
"When you think about who's hungry, it's our children and our elderly. And especially with our economic times, still coming out of recovery, even in the great state of Kansas, there are a lot of folks that are making food decisions. They either have to use their budget to pay for gas for their vehicle to get to work, or pay their utility bill or to buy nutritious food," Russell Mosburg, Harvesters Board of Directors.
This year the Neighbor to Neighbor campaign wants to raise 100,000 meals in the month of March, that will double last year's goal.