TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- Nearly 20,000 pounds of food and hundreds of loaves of fresh break will be handed out in Topeka Thursday morning, courtesy of Harvesters.
The Mobile Food Distribution is designed to help families needing assistance with groceries. More than 50 volunteers from the community and Town & Country Christian Church are expected to help unload a semi-trailer truck full of food. They'll also sort, bag and load food boxes into the family cars Thursday.
To collect food Thursday, Aug. 2, a member of each family requesting food must give the family name and number in the family to volunteers at the distribution. It begins at 9:30 a.m. at Kansas Neurological Institute, 3107 SW 21st St., Topeka, at the east entrance. No I.D. is required. The number of families per vehicle is limited to one more than the number of adults in the vehicle.
Food will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis as long as quantities last.
A Town & Country Christian Church media release stressed the importance of complying with Kansas Neurological Institute policies. "KNI is a non smoking campus. We need to comply with their wishes and the Kansas statutes regarding nonsmoking laws. Please restrain from blocking employee entrances and exits during the food distribution."
Town & Country Christian Church also extends a special thank you to all volunteers, Barney, Anthony and the employees of KNI and KNI itself for "their great aid in our effort. Without their large campus and aid in unloading the trailer with their forklift and driver we would have a much more difficult distribution."