Johnson County 4-H clubs collected food last week as part of a second yearly food drive and now are challenging fairgoers to match or beat their total of 456 pounds of food.
Johnson County fair advertising superintendent Jennifer Townsend answered some questions about the drive:
Tell us about the food drive conducted by 4-H members.
A: This is the second year for it. The way it kind of happened last year it was a 4-H initiative, they challenged all the 4-H organizations in the state, and all the county fairs were challenged to have their own food drive. I kind of broke away from the association and did our own. All the food goes to one centralized location, and then the state determines where they need to send it. I wanted to make sure it all stays locally.
4-H members raised 456 pounds of food. How does that stack up compared to last year?