Fill the Fridge ends week-long perishable food drive at Liberty Price Chopper

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. - Kansas City's first-ever perishable food drive heads to Liberty on its fifth and final day.

All week long, 41 Action News has been at area Price Choppers accepting food donations for Fill the Fridge as we work to put food on the plates of everyone who needs it.

41 Action News has teamed up with Harvester's and Price Chopper to put on the week-long event.

On Friday, we will be at the Liberty Price Chopper at 9717 N. Ash. That address is listed as Kansas City.

As of 2 p.m. Friday, Fill the Fridge had received $7,739, which equals 38,695 meals.

To donate, just come in to the store, buy a perishable item like milk, cheese or fruit, and put it in the refrigerated truck.

If you can't make it out to the Price Chopper, you can add to the donations already made to the Virtual Food Drive at .

Check out this YouTube video to see JiaoJiao Shen walk you through the steps of donating online:

Why are we doing this?

Food drives often have to ask for non-perishables and canned items because of the logistics of storing and transporting. This event will allow you to donate items like milk, cheese, lunchmeat, and fruit to people who need them but rarely get them.

One in five children in this city has food insecurity, meaning they aren't sure if they'll eat tonight. You can be a part of this perishables movement. You and your families, your kids, your church groups, your neighbors can all be a part of helping FILL THE FRIDGE!

This drive benefits Harvesters and the more than 620 agencies it serves. We've partnered with Price Chopper to make it easy on those wanting to donate. Simply buy extra while you do your grocery shopping and drop at any one of the five chosen locations, or donate online and virtually fill the fridge.

Together, we can make a tremendous difference in the lives of neighbors, classmates, and co-workers in need.

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