The Truman Heartland Foundation’s Youth Advisory Council is having a 12-hour food drive at the 4545 S. Noland Road Hy-Vee in Independence today.

The students in the 150-member YAC will be collecting food items from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Hy-Vee location. They have a goal of collecting 10,000 food items, or enough to fill an entire Community Services League truck, that will alleviate hunger in the Eastern Jackson County community for three days.

“We will accept vegetables for stews, tuna, fruits, canned goods and personal hygiene products,” said Shannon Sundberg of Truman Heartland Foundation. “All kinds of foods, both perishable and non-perishable.”

The YAC includes student leaders from Eastern Jackson County high schools, such as: Blue Springs, Blue Springs South, Tri-City Christian, William Chrisman, Fort Osage, Lee’s Summit, Summit Christian Academy, Truman and Van Horn.

If you are unable to event, Community Services League always accepts monetary donations through their website at!make-a-gift-right-now/csk5  or by phone at 816-254-4100.