|JCPRD Children's Services Department conducting Halloween-themed canned goods drive Oct. 25-29|
Assistance from the general public is also sought as collections boxes will be placed at two park office locations from Oct. 25 through 29. Those sites are: Building A, Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch, Merriam; and the JCPRD Administrative Offices at Shawnee Mission Park, 7904 Renner Road, Shawnee. Among the most-needed food items are: canned soup, vegetables, fruit, and meats, boxed meals, peanut butter and jelly and hot and cold cereal.
Afterschool sites in the Shawnee Mission School District will be donating their collections to Feed the Need. Afterschool sites in the Gardner and De Soto school districts will be donating their canned goods to their respective local food pantries, which are both in dire need of contributions.
Last year, the children conducted a similar project and were able to collect over 6,5000 goods in a one-hour period. The Children’s Services Department hopes to collect even more this year. With public contributions, these kids can make a big impact on our community!
Perform a catalog search for the keywords "benefit event" to find this program in the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Activities Catalog and online listings at www.jcprd.com.
For more information, contact Gardner Children's Services Specialist Lisa Hughes at (913) 856-2493.