Normandy Square neighbors collect 250 meals’ worth of food for Harvesters

Assisting in the Normandy Square Harvesters collection were neighborhood residents (left to right) David McClannahan, Brian McClannahan, and Oliver Hodges.

Residents of the Normandy Square neighborhood in Prairie Village completed a successful food drive for Harvesters, collecting 360 pounds of canned goods – the equivalent of more than 250 meals.

This was the second year of what residents hope will become an annual event.

“The timing of the food drive is perfect,” said resident Jennifer Byer. “Our neighborhood picnic takes place in September, which is also Hunger Action Month.”

A few weeks prior to the picnic, volunteers distribute informational flyers and paper bags to the 65 homes that make up Normandy Square. Donations can be left on the doorstep for pickup, placed in a neighborhood collection barrel, or brought to the picnic.

“We have generous neighbors, and we want to make it easy for them to give.” said volunteer Pat Latshaw.

(Write up courtesy of Normandy Square neighbors.)