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Project Salina Collection Begins Wednesday

KSAL Staff - April 30, 2013 3:52 pm

Salina Media Group radio stations are collecting muffin and biscuit mix.

Salina Media Group radio stations are collecting muffin and biscuit mix.

Details were unveiled in mid-April, and collection begins this week. Project Salina, an annual effort to feed the hungry, begins Wednesday.

Project Salina unites multiple businesses and organizations in an effort to collect food for five agencies that serve meals, or distribute food, throughout the year.

Project Salina began back in 1990. It started as an effort to help agencies that provide food when their need is the greatest, in the summer months. The agencies typically see a lot of donations during the holidays, but by the summer months their shelves are getting bare.

In that first year 23 organizations gathered 56,465 food items for three local agencies. The effort has grown over the years. Last year, 182 organizations participated in the effort, gathering 172,015 food items for five agencies.

This year the need is even greater. The goal is to collect 172,015 food items for five agencies that feed Salina’s hungry. The agencies include Ashby House, the Salina Rescue Mission, The Emergency Aid Food Bank, the Salvation Army, and the Domestic Violence Association of Central Kansas.

Project Salina provides about 40% of their annual food needs.

Salina Media Group radio stations are collecting muffin and biscuit mix.

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