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Youth Challenged to Help Fight Hunger



(NAFB)--Before and during the National Junior Angus Show in Kansas City - Angus youth will team up with Harvesters for a food drive.

Harvesters is a community food network in Kansas City feeding as many as 66-thousand people each week. The food drive will have two phases - a virtual food drive and a canned/boxed food drive. The virtual food drive is already under way and will continue until July 10th at noon Central time. The canned food drive takes place the week of the National Junior Angus Show.

For the virtual food drive - states can visit www.2013njas.harvesters.org to donate money toward the purchase of meals for Harvesters. Every dollar donated equals five meals that Harvesters will provide to those in need. During the NJAS awards ceremony - the states that provide the most meals in the virtual food drive will be recognized.

During the show - Missouri juniors are challenging exhibitors from each state to drop canned or boxed goods into Harvesters donation barrels. The items most needed include canned vegetables, canned fruit, boxed meals, canned meat/tuna, peanut butter, canned soup, cereal, bar soap, deodorant, shampoo and toilet paper. The goal is to fill up a Harvester truck that will be taken back to the warehouse and distributed through their vast network. They work weekly with more than 620 non-profit agencies to provide food to those in need through emergency food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters and more.


 


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