TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A nearly six-figure success for this year's Project Topeka Food drive.
Organizers released results of the month-long community collection Thursday. They say food and monetary donations were enough to fill 4,700 emergency food orders, which amounts to approximately 95,000 meals - just shy of that six-figure threshold.
"We want to thank the community for their support over the last year," said Dan McPherron, Project Topeka Treasurer. "Without the community’s help, we would be unable to provide the growing need for food."
McPherron says the amount collected in this year's drive will fill more than 28 percent of the emergency food orders for Shawnee County agencies served by Project Topeka. Project Topeka works to fill the shelves at food pantries maintained by ICare, Doorstep, Topeka Rescue Mission, Let’s Help, Fellowship and Faith, Topeka North Outreach and the Salvation Army.