Community Action, Inc. to hold free food distribution

Community Action, Inc., a member of Harvester’s network, will hold a mobile food pantry in Rossville on Wednesday, April 24, at Citizen Potawatomi Nation, 806 Nishnabe Trail, Rossville, KS., from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m., and again on Friday, April 26, at the Auburn Community Center, 121 W 11th, Auburn, KS., from 1 – 2 p.m.

The organizations will distribute fresh food, fruit and vegetables, and dry goods. There are no income guidelines to receive the goods but because the food stuffs are available in limited amounts they will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Recipients will be asked to provide the number in their household and should bring a box, or cart, or sturdy bag.

To inquire about becoming a volunteer for this event, or for more information about this or other programs, contact Alice Schimmel, (785) 235-9296.

Community Action empowers individuals, families and communities to overcome poverty through education, advocacy, prevention and services to meet basic human needs. Services include the annual Back-to-School Fair, free tax preparation, homeless prevention, Safe Kids Shawnee County, Latino Family Development, elderly services and The First Tee of Shawnee County. Additional programs include Head Start and housing and home services such as weatherization. For more information:

Harvesters is this area’s only food bank and is Feeding America’s 2011 Food Bank of the Year. Serving a 26-county area of northwestern Missouri and northeastern Kansas, Harvesters provides food and related household products to more than 620 not-for-profit agencies including emergency food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, children’s homes and others. Agencies in Harvesters’ network provide food assistance to as many as 66,000 different people each week. For more information, visit

You do not need to be a resident of Rossville or Auburn to take advantage or Community Action’s food distribution.

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