Atchison County’s Salvation Army is helping the Tarkio / Westboro / Fairfax Food Pantry by fulfilling a request to organize a food drive. For fun, teams have been created to “compete” to fill the pantry. The contest will run from June 1 through July 1. If anyone else would like to volunteer, please contact Tammy Harris Grossman on Facebook. Monetary donations will also be accepted.

Fairfax Team Leaders are: Roseann Nemyer & Neigh-bors, “CedarHollyPineAngells”; Lori Helfers, Austin Helfers, Janet Wennihan, “The Believers”; and Team “Wendy & Jo.”

Tarkio Team Leaders are: Staten Family, “Team Staten; Janene McEnaney, “Team Janene; and Tammy Grossman, “Team Tammy.”

Items that can be donated include: cans of mixed fruit (make sure canned goods are 15-16 oz., no giant size please): apricots, pears, pineapple, peaches, and mandarin oranges; Sunny D; apple juice (60 oz. size); tomato juice (tall can); saltine crackers; cereal (any kind); brownie mix; cake mix (any kind); flour (5 lb. bag); sugar (4 lb. bag); boxed macaroni and cheese; creamy peanut butter (16 oz. jar, no jelly); soups – cream of mushroom, cream of chicken, cream of celery, cream of potato, tomato, chicken noodle, and vegetable beef; Jiffy muffin mix; Jello (small boxes) – cherry, sugar free cherry, strawberry, sugar free strawberry, lemon, lime, and orange; and pudding (small boxes) – chocolate, sugar free chocolate, vanilla, sugar free vanilla, lemon, butterscotch, and pistachio; boxed dinners – Tuna Helper (with 5 oz. canned tuna), Chicken Helper (with 5 oz. canned chicken), and Hamburger Helper; boxed potatoes (au gratin and scalloped); and toilet paper.