KLA and the Kansas Beef Council are part of the agriculture community involved in a statewide food drive to be held throughout March to reduce hunger and honor Kansas Agriculture Month. The Neighbor to Neighbor Food Drive is a collaborative effort put together by the Kansas Department of Agriculture, Dillons Food Stores, Harvesters - The Community Food Network, the Kansas Food Bank, the Second Harvest Community Food Bank and Kansas agriculture groups. Collection points for donated non-perishable food items will be available in all Dillons stores across the state. Shoppers also can donate cash at the checkout counter. Dillons will match donations made at the register up to $20,000.
In addition, any 4-H or youth organization can win a $1,500 Dillons grocery voucher for their local food bank by participating in the food drive challenge. For more information on how to participate, go to agriculture.ks.gov/ksagday.
The food drive is one of several events planned around the celebration of Kansas Agriculture Month and Kansas and National Ag Day March 14. To learn more about Ag Month events, visit the website listed above.