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WIBW: Advisors Excel Teams Up to Help Local Kids

Advisors Excel and Project Topeka are teaming up for "Fun Food Fridays", where they make bags of food for each of the 390 students at Randolph Elementary. Twice a month the business and non-profit gather to pack 8 to 10 non-perishable food items so the students have something to eat over the weekend.

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Christ the King students collect 1,898 pounds of food

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Thanks to Christ the King Elementary School students for collecting 1,898 pounds of food for Project Topeka. Under the direction of teacher Debbie Beuerlein, the students annually collect food donations as part of Catholic Schools Week.

Project Topeka kicks off 2017 food drive

Project Topeka kicked off its 2017 campaign Jan. 26 with featured speaker Theresa Gartner of Topeka North Outreach. Gartner shared how, when her agency lost a grant that paid for 100 Operation Backpack weekend food sacks for students in north Topeka, Project Topeka stepped in to help with a gift to continue the program.

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I-Care: Necessity meets innovation

Lavine Wall I Care smI-Care’s food pantry may serve those who need food to put on their tables, but it does so with respect to client needs. “Client choice” recognizes that patrons know their own dietary needs and restrictions as well as what foods they may already have at home. So, rather than prepare a standard food box in which everyone gets the same items, client choice allows those who visit the pantry to choose what they need.

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Golf Courses Collect 1,448 pounds of food!

Golf CoursesShawnee County Parks + Recreation's three golf courses -- Lake Shawnee, Cypress Ridge and Forbes -- combined efforts in November to collect 1,448 pounds of food for Project Topeka. The courses offered golfers a dollar off green fees for each can of food they brought for Project Topeka which serves seven local food banks.

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Project Topeka Affiliated Food Banks

Doorstep, Inc.  •  Fellowship & Faith Ministries, Inc.  •  I-Care, Inc.  •  Let's Help  •  The Salvation Army  •  Topeka North Outreach  •  Topeka Rescue Mission