Hunger doesn’t take a summer break

Hunger doesn’t take a summer break
Posted on 05/02/2022
Food Drive: Hunger doesn't take a summer break; cans

Summer break is a welcome reprieve for many kids. It is also a time of great hunger for those who rely on school meals. 

During the month of May, Lenexa’s We Care Committee will collect easy-to-make meals and snacks to help fill the hunger gap for kids and families this summer. 

The City is offering eight drop-off locations. Please put your nonperishable items in the marked barrels at each location. The donations will benefit the Johnson County Human Services food pantry.

Items needed include:

  • Boxed meals (mac ‘n cheese, meal helpers)
  • Canned meals (canned pasta dishes)
  • Microwave meals (rice or noddle dishes, mac ‘n cheese, popcorn)
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Canned tuna
  • Breakfast items (oatmeal, cereal, boxed toaster pastries)
  • Granola bars
  • Pudding cups
  • Fruit cups
  • Juice boxes
  • Toothpaste
  • Hand soap

Drop-off locations:

  • Lenexa City Hall
  • Lenexa Rec Center
  • Police Station (Public Safety Complex)
  • Lenexa Community Center
  • Lenexa Senior Center
  • Municipal Services Service Center
  • Fire Station No. 3
  • Fire Station No. 5

The City of Lenexa’s We Care Committee is made up of representatives from each City department. The group organizes events and campaigns throughout the year to support area nonprofit organizations. 


Published May 2, 2022