NHS attends food drive
Over 150 participants from Johnson County schools filled the Kansas State campus in Olathe for the Numana Swipe Out Hunger event on Saturday, Oct. 13. The goal of the event was to fill 20,000 boxes of food to be distributed to the Horn of Africa.
Senior NHS member Hannah Reichle described the process of preparing the food in order to pack the bags in the boxes.
“There are 36 bags in each box that contain beans, rice and soy beans and they fill about 216 meals,” Reichle said. “You have to put one cup of each product in and then we weigh it and make sure that it weighs a certain amount. Then all we have to do is seal it.”
Director of K-12 K-State Olathe Dr. Mike Strohschein who has been doing this event for two years now, was thrilled about the turnout of the event. Attendance this year was three times bigger than the previous year, where they bagged about 17,280 boxes.
“Knowing that Johnson County students are working to provide hunger relief is the greatest part of the event,” Strohschein said.