2013 Project Topeka Community Food Drive Annual Campaign Kickoff
On January 31st, at the Topeka Firefighters Academy in downtown, committee members kicked off the drive and recognized past contributors for their dedication.
100% of your donation to Project Topeka will go to feeding the hungry in Topeka and Shawnee County. Please join us!
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%).