Local business and non-profit team up to help local kids

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - For some Topeka children, food insecurity can put a damper on their excitement for the weekend - but two Topeka groups are hoping to change that.

Advisors Excel and Project Topeka are teaming up for 'Fun Food Fridays,' where they make bags of food for each of the 390 students at Randolph Elementary. Twice a month the business and non-profit gather to pack 8 to 10 non-perishable food items so the students have something to eat over the weekend.

"At Randolph Elementary, over 70 percent of kids qualify for free and reduced lunches, so there's a lot of kids that aren't getting the food that they need and kids when they don't have the food and they are hungry and they go to school, they are not going to be productive," said Dan McPherron, the Treasurer of Project Topeka.

Fun Food Fridays is accepting volunteers. Anyone who is interested in helping can contact McPherron at 785-217-7930 or at his email dmcpherron@prodigy.net.