Harvesters

Harvesters has been helping the hungry for more than 35 years as Kansas City's area food bank. It provides food assistance to more than 140,000 different people each month, serving 26 counties on both sides of the state line. We're happy to help them. We have committed to helping Harvesters serve the hungry by participating in regular workdays. Twice a year we help out at the Harvesters warehouse, and two or three times a year we do a project at our church. 

For three years in a row, our church has served as a main drop-off site for the annual, metro-wide "Our Community Can" food drive organized by Harvesters each September. In addition to hosting the truck in our parking lot, church members conduct neighborhood food drives and volunteer to help on the day of the drive as people throughout the area drop off donations. During the 2016 drive, Harvesters collected over 8,000 pounds of food for the hungry at our church site! 

In addition to the Our Community CAN food drive, our church traditionally has a Pack-A-Sack in January, where we pack shelf-stable lunches for the hungry, Many hands make light work for this project!

Pack a Sack is Coming!

Help us pack sack lunches for the hungry again this year on Sunday, January 28. We hope to pack more than 350 shelf-stable lunches, which will be distributed by Harvesters to agencies that serve teens, the homeless, and disaster relief efforts. We will be purchasing all the food again this year, which keeps our lunches consistent and makes for easier packing. We need your help in two ways: 1.) Make a financial donation to help purchase items for the lunches and/or 2.) Help pack lunches after church on January 28. There will be a table in Fellowship Hall on the first three Sundays in January to take donations and to answer questions about Pack-a-Sack. It costs us a little more than $2 per lunch, so please consider giving generously!

 

Our Next Warehouse Workday will be June 9, 2018

What Happens at a Warehouse Workday?

We get scheduled for a two-hour shift from 10 a.m. to noon at the Harvesters warehouse and meet at the warehouse about 10 minutes before our shift begins.  We work inside the warehouse sorting or packing food donations, so dress accordingly. Only closed-toe shoes may be worn. PLEASE NOTE: Children must be at least 8 years old and be accompanied by an adult supervisor. Questions? Contact Connie Strand.  

Attendance for workdays is limited and advanced registration is required so that we can give Harvesters an expected headcount. Please register here by Wednesday, June 6. 

Please note that this is a warehouse, so it can be quite chilly in the winter months if it's very cold outside. You may wish to dress in warm layers that you can adjust to your comfort, and even stick a pair of gloves in your pockets just in case your hands are prone to getting cold.

Where is the Harvesters warehouse? See map.