3 Cans & A Good Time Chili Cook-off Recap
Giving back to the community is a priority of Team Real Estate, and one way we do that is by hosting our 3 Cans & A Good Time Happiest Hour. Every 8 weeks or so, we partner with several great sponsors from the Kansas City area to host a food drive that benefits New Hope Food Pantry. We held our third 3 Cans event this week and are excited to share the outcome with you!
New Hope Food Pantry is an emergency food pantry that serves families in Johnson, Miami and Wyandotte Counties. In 2022, they graciously served 7,561 families. That’s 1,766 more families than in 2021. With the current state of the economy, that number is expected to continue growing in 2023. And while the number of families served increased by 30% last year, the amount of food donated in 2022 decreased massively. As Caylon Umphrey told us Wednesday night, “We finished down 30,000 pounds of food from the year before, and our numbers went up. Basically what that means is we had less food for more people. So these events are huge for us.” And not only that, but “Our budget is very low. We have about $600 a month to spend on food so we really depend on the community to come together and help.”
So how big of a help were we this time around? This was our third 3 Cans event and we continue to increase the number of bodies through the door and the amount of food donated each time. This week we were able to raise an astounding 863 pounds! While that’s not quite what our goal was this time, it’s still more than last time! We will keep shooting for bigger numbers because this is an unbelievably worthy cause.
We would like to thank all of our sponsors:
A. Arnold Moving
Royal Roofing & Solar
The Justin Rabin Team at Fountain Mortgage
Defenders of Freedom KC
A1 Insurance Group
PuroClean of Olathe
Denise Humphrey from United Studies
KS Float Spa
Derek Fricke at United Fidelity Funding Express
Jacob Swisher at Leading Edge Financial Planning
Steven Kohnle at Farmers Insurance
Nothing Bundt Cakes – Overland Park
ACA Business Club – Overland Park
We would also like to thank everyone who came and donated non-perishables! We could not do this without your help! Our next event will be in early April, but if you’d like to help New Hope Food Pantry in the meantime, you can do that here.