Hunger exists in every county in our nation. In Kansas and Missouri, there are hungry people living in sparsely-populated rural counties, suburban communities and urban centers. Due to the pandemic, 323,660 people may be food insecure—That is 12.4 percent of the population, or one in eight people.
There is enough food in this country to ensure that no person goes hungry—so it is ultimately our responsibility to combat hunger by working with incredible nonprofits like Harvesters. From volunteering to pack back snacks, donating shelf-stable food, and gifting money to help buy food stock—there are lots of ways to help Harvesters feed America.
Harvesters is a regional food bank serving a 26-county area of northwestern Missouri and northeastern Kansas. They provide food and related household products to more than 760 nonprofit agencies including emergency food pantries, community kitchens, homeless shelters, children’s homes and others. They also offer education programs to increase community awareness of hunger and teach about good nutrition.
Harvesters is a certified member of Feeding America, a nationwide network of more than 200 food banks. They also serve as a regional disaster-relief staging site for Feeding America and are prepared to distribute food, water and cleaning supplies to disaster sites on short notice. Visit www.harvesters.org to learn more.