Be a hunger hero

Be a hunger hero
Posted on 04/28/2023
cartoon can wearing mask and cape next to text "Be a Hunger Hero; Food Drive; May 1–31"

Summer break is a welcome reprieve for many kids. It is also a time of great hunger for those who rely on school meals. Lenexans can come to the rescue by being hunger heroes this summer.

From May 1–31, 2023, Lenexa’s We Care Committee will collect easy-to-make meals and snacks to help fill the hunger gap for kids. 

The City is offering nine drop-off locations. Please put your nonperishable items in the marked barrels at each location. The donations will benefit the Johnson County Human Services food pantry.

Nonperishable items needed include:

  • Boxed cereal
  • Canned tuna and chicken
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Ketchup and mustard
  • Canned soups
  • Canned pastas
  • Canned fruit
  • Boxed meal helpers
  • Granola and breakfast bars
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Tissues
  • Hand soap

Drop-off locations:

  • Lenexa City Hall
  • Lenexa Rec Center
  • Police Station (Public Safety Complex)
  • Lenexa Community Center
  • Lenexa Senior Center
  • Municipal Services Service Center
  • Fire Stations No. 3 and No. 5
  • Lenexa Public Market

The City of Lenexa’s We Care Committee is made up of representatives from each City department. The group organizes events and campaigns throughout the year to support area nonprofit organizations. 

Published April 28, 2023