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#WeSeeYouKSHB: Partnership delivering more meals to Kansans in need

Barstow School meals
Posted at 6:21 PM, May 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-11 19:22:00-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — More meals are on the way to Kansans in need.

To meet high demand, the Outreach Program and Kansas National Guard have been working to package meals at the Barstow School IDEA Space in Leawood.

Initially, the goal was to package 1 million meals, but that has now been doubled to 2 million.

“This is the first model to be done here in Kansas, and we hope it can be replicated across the country,” Jennifer Dreiling, vice president of external development at the Barstow School, said.

State officials have approved the request, and the extra meals will be distributed through mid-June to people in western Kansas.

Communities there have been struggling while meatpacking and food-processing plants were closed.

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