First, we would like to thank the community for their support over the last year. Without the community's help, we would be unable to provide the growing need for food.
Thlis year Project Topeka, through food and monetary donations were able to help fill approximately 4,700 emergency food orders. These orders break down to approximately 95,000 meals. 100% of all money and food received is given to the organizations we support in Shawnee County.
Defeating hunger every day
Each February, to help kickoff their campaign year, Project Topeka asks everyone to bring non-perishable food items to their work, school or place of worship. Donations to Project Topeka may be also dropped off at any fire station in Topeka and Shawnee County. Food and monetary contributions are welcomed year round and 100% of every donation helps feed the hungry in Topeka and Shawnee County.
Project Topeka provides food for: Doorstep, Inc., Fellowship & Faith Ministries, Inc., I-Care, Inc., Let's Help, The Salvation Army, Topeka North Outreach and the Topeka Rescue Mission.
Children under age five experience the highest rate of poverty for any age group, with 17% living below the poverty line.
Our highest rate of poverty is experienced by single mothers with children under the age of 5 (43%) followed by single mothers who have children under 5 and children from 5 to 17 (39%). The lowest poverty rate is reported for married couple families with children 5 to 17 (2%).