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Volunteers needed for Kansas State Fair meal packing event on Kansas Cares Day, September 12

Free gate admission offered to those who lend a hand
Hutchinson, Kan. (August 28, 2018) – Earn free gate admission to the Kansas State Fair by donating one hour of your time to help pack 25,000 meals on Kansas Cares Day at the Kansas State Fair, Wednesday, September 12.

Sponsored by Dillons and benefitting the Kansas Food Bank, this Pack Shack “Feed the Funnel” event needs 150 volunteers across two packing sessions of 2 p.m. and 3:15 p.m at Dillon Hall in the 4-H Encampment Building, near Gate 5 of the fairgrounds.

To sign-up for a time and receive your free gate admission, visit by Monday, Sept. 10. Gate tickets will be available for pick up the day of the event at Gate 5.
“Kansas Cares Day is a perfect opportunity for community-minded people to give back to fellow Kansans,” said Bob Moeder, Interim General Manager. “Thanks to Dillons and our volunteers, a fun day at the fair can now also mean real help for those in our state who might not know how they’ll get their next meal.”

In addition to the meal packing event, fair-goers can donate blood at the Red Cross Bloodmobile. Reservations are encouraged and can be made through the “service projects” link on the home page of

Kansas Cares Day will also feature Power Chats by non-profit agencies and organizations that work to make Kansas a better place. Talks will be held in the House of Capper and include presentations on the Department of Children and Families, advocacy for work ending domestic violence and sexual assault, early childhood intervention programs, and community integration for people with disabilities.
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