Johnson County Government’s 2017 Feed the Need event is set for June 22, celebrating the food pantry program’s 30th anniversary. Feed the Need funds support local food pantries including three county facilities (multi-dervice centers) and four external programs: First Christian Church, Shawnee Community Services, Catholic Charities and the Salvation Army. The event will feature booths offering food, drinks, flowers, crafts for sale, prize drawings, silent auctions and opportunities to make food donations, along with a pie-throwing contest. This year, the county has set a goal to raise 335,000 pounds of food (in either cash or food donations) to benefit seven local food pantries in Johnson County. The county has collected more than four million pounds of food donations since the Feed the Need campaign began in 1987.
Media are invited to attend the county’s 2017 Feed the Need event day. County manager Hannes Zacharias, Sheriff Cal Hayden and 6th district commissioner Mike Brown have volunteered to be on the receiving end of pie tosses at the event. Pie-tossing begins at noon.
Johnson County Administration Building, 111 S. Cherry St. in Olathe, at the courtyard between the courthouse and the administration building.
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, June 22