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Human Services posts '12 most wanted foods'

This week, the Johnson County Human Services Department (HSD) launched a 12 Most Wanted Food Drive to inspire community members to help their neighbors through hosting their own food drives. On the first day of the campaign, one resident dropped off 300 pounds of food for the food pantries.

There are one dozen most desirable foods that provide the fundamentals for family meals:

  1. Helper meals
  2. Oatmeal
  3. Cereal
  4. Peanut butter
  5. Jelly
  6. Canned fruit
  7. Canned vegetables
  8. Beans
  9. Soup
  10. Pasta sauce
  11. Canned pasta
  12. Canned chicken/tuna

Residents are encouraged to host their own food drive to help collect these types of food items. Students can earn service hours by hosting a food drive; every 50 items earns five service hours. HSD provides tips for a successful food drive on its Facebook page. Donations can be dropped off at the Olathe office, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. No appointment is needed.

Johnson County Human Services
11811 S Sunset Drive Suite 1300
Olathe, Kansas 66061