Johnson County Human Services will host a “Nut” Your Average Food Drive through the month of September collecting personal hygiene items and cleaning supplies for Johnson County residents in need. It’s an effort to help clients “store up” those items that can’t be purchased with an Electronic Benefits Transfer card (formerly known as food stamps). From 2000 to 2013, the number of Johnson County households in extreme poverty increased 130 percent.
Johnson County’s food pantries are looking for bath soap, deodorant, diapers (infant and adult sizes), toilet paper, facial tissue, shampoo, cleaning supplies, feminine hygiene products, laundry detergent, tooth brushes, and toothpaste.
The public can start collecting personal hygiene products and cleaning supplies now in preparation for the September drives. Participants can contact the Multi-Service Center closest to them to drop off donations: http://www.jocogov.org/dept/human-services/outreach/outreach-services.