2 ½ ELPHANTS. 11 ½ TONS. What do these have in common? Well, that would be how many tons of food Cram the Van has collected in the last three years. Get the picture? That's a lot!
Wheatland recently completed our third annual Cram the Van food drive, collecting 9,363 pounds (more than 4 1/2 tons) of food and $1,206.65 for local food banks and the people they serve in Kansas. Every donation collected in a particular community stayed in that community to benefit its local food bank.
We set out with the goal of topping 10 tons in total donations and with the help of you, our generous members, we blasted right through it. This year’s drive lasted just over six weeks and featured 11 stops in 10 different communities as the big red van made its way throughout Wheatland’s territory. Donations were also collected at our seven offices and two other drop off points in Conway Springs and Caldwell.
We challenged our members to help Cram the Van with non-perishable food items or cash donations for your local food bank and you responded—to the tune of more than 4 ½ tons this year—2,300 pounds more than last year!