State agencies participate in Project Topeka
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and Kansas Secretary of Corrections Ray Roberts recognized the 41 state agencies in the Topeka/Shawnee County area who participated in this year’s Project Topeka Community Food Drive during a reception at Cedar Crest.
Nearly 5,000 employees donated more than $41,069 and seven tons of food. The cash donations convert into more than 34 tons, making the grand total more than 41 tons.
“State employees recognize have once again done a fabulous job in showing their support for Project Topeka. It is just another example of the tremendous heart Kansans have for those in need,” Brownback said.
Agencies are divided into two categories, one for agencies with more than 99 full-time employees and one for agencies with less than 99 full-time employees. The Kansas Attorney General’s Office (more than 100 full-time employees) and the Kansas Behavioral Science Regulatory Board (less than 100 full-time employees) are the 2013 winners.
Roberts served as this year’s Chairman for the State Agency Project Topeka Campaign.
“The impact of the Project Topeka campaign resonates throughout our greater community by helping those most in need,” Roberts said. “The Kansas Department of Corrections is proud to have been the honorary chair of such a worthy cause for two years in a row. The total amount of state agencies that have put great time and effort into this overall effort is greatly appreciated.”
The governor also recognized the Kansas Board of Regents as the “Agency with the Most Creative Fundraising Activity” and the Kansas State Library as the “Agency with the Most Original Flyer for a Fundraising Event.”
The Kansas National Guard will pick up the food donations from the agencies and transport the donations to a warehouse.