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Harvesters - Topeka

Harvesters’ mission is to feed hungry people today and work to end hunger tomorrow. We are a regional food bank serving a 26-county area of northwestern Missouri and northeastern Kansas. 

Address: 215 SE Quincy St, Topeka, KS 66603

How to register:  Please review GSKSMO's registration requirements before registering. Register by contacting fighthunger@harvesters.org or 785-861-7750
 

UPCOMING EVENTS:
Giving Parade Collection Drive

 All Levels 
Sat Oct 23, 10:00 am - 12:00 PM

Many holiday memories are made around a festive meal. However, this year for more than 387,000 people in the 26-county service area that Harvesters serves, a festive meal and tableside memories are not certain. Harvesters’ network of community food pantries is working to bring joy to hungry families this holiday season by providing the comforts and trimmings of a holiday meal, but we can’t reach as many people without help from supporters like YOU.

Help us provide a Holiday Box by collecting and packing boxes that are ready to go! Contact our team before starting your drive. We will provide you with resources like boxes, customizable “This box was packed by” cards and tips to make your drive run smoothly. 

Girl Scouts can donate as part of the requirements to earn a Juliette Low fun patch. The second requirement is to attend a virtual hunger education session. Sign up online to attend a virtual session.

Each Holiday box should include the following items:

  • 1 Package Stuffing Mix
  • 1 15 oz Can Sweet Potatoes
  • 1 14 oz Can Cranberry Sauce
  • 1 15.25 oz Can Corn
  • 2 14.5 oz Cans Green Beans
  • 1 Package Gravy Mix
  • 1 Package Corn Bread Mix
  • 1 Package Instant Mashed Potatoes
  • 1 10.5 oz Can Cream of Mushroom Soup

REGISTER ONLINE NOW for the Giving Parade.    

Outcomes: Develops a strong sense of self, Displays positive values, Learns to identify and solve problems in her community. 
Learn more about the 5 Girl Scout Outcomes.

VIRTUAL OPPORTUNITIES
Fight Hunger Patch Project

 All Levels

The Fight Hunger Patch Project is an opportunity for Girl Scouts of all ages to learn about hunger as a contemporary issue. Girls will be encouraged to take on activities that engage, educate, and empower them to fight hunger in their community. Fight Hunger is a progressive patch program; girls may participate at every level of their Girl Scouting experience. Girls complete a Hunger Workshop and activities in three focus areas: 

  • Nutrition: Earning this patch requires girls to learn about healthy eating and the relationship between hunger and health.
  • Food Waste: This patch promotes an understanding of food loss and food waste, helping scouts determine what they can do at an individual/small group level as opposed to what needs to change systematically.
  • Choices: To earn this patch, girls must examine the difficult choices facing those who are food insecure and the many ways hunger is multifaceted. 

Visit the Harvesters website for additional details and how to get started.

Badge/Petal Connections:  Daisy Petal: Rosie: Make the World a Better Place, Daisy Petal: Zinni: Considerate and Caring, Daisy Petal: Sunny: Friendly and Helpful, Daisy Badge: Making Choices, Brownie Badge: Philanthropist, Brownie Badge: Money Manager, Junior Badge: Savvy Shopper, Cadette Badge: Budgeting

Journey Connections: Brownie Journey: Brownie Quest, Junior Journey: Agent of Change, Senior Journey: GIRLtopia, Ambassador Journey: Your Voice Your World

Outcomes: Develops a strong sense of self, Displays positive values, Seeks challenges and learns from setbacks, Forms and maintains healthy relationships, Learns to identify and solve problems in her community.
Learn more about the 5 Girl Scout Outcomes.  

 
Handmade Greeting Cards

 All Levels

Each month, Harvesters distributes nearly 5,000 CSFP food boxes to food insecure seniors. These boxes include shelf stable items like cereal, pasta, canned vegetables, and juices. Please help us share an upbeat messages in each one of these boxes. You can scrapbook or decorate a card and include a handwritten, up-beat message. Any quantity of cards will gladly be accepted. Please review our list of guidelines before creating your cards.

Completed cards can be mailed or delivered to Harvesters Community Engagement at 215 SE Quincy, Topeka, KS 66603.

Outcomes: Displays positive values, Learns to identify and solve problems in her community
Learn more about the 5 Girl Scout Outcomes.