Harvesters Kansas City
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. Harvesters provides food and related household products to more than 620 non-for-profit agencies including food pantries, community kitchens, and homeless shelters.
Address: 3801 Topping Ave, Kansas City, MO 64129
Registration and Questions: Contact Harvesters at 816-929-3090 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register your troop.
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Hunger Education Workshop
Harvesters offers hunger education programs for Girl Scouts of all ages. Harvesters Story Times feature books like Uncle Willie and the Soup Kitchen, Fly Away Home, Spuds, City Green and Maddi’s Fridge as well as a related hunger education activity. Juniors and older may participate in the Family Budgets simulation where they use different family scenarios to determine how much money they have left over for food after paying basic expenses for one month. Participants then visit community resources to find out whether they qualify for food assistance. The Food Access simulation allows participants to see how different store and budget scenarios impact access to nutritious food. Food Access is best suited for Juniors and older.
Harvesters Story Times, the Family Budgets simulation, and the Food Access simulation can be scheduled at Harvesters or off-site. Girl Scouts have used these activities to help earn Philanthropy and Financial Literacy patches. Girl Scouts are encouraged to take an action step such as volunteering, hosting a food or fund drive, or giving voice to the issue of hunger after participating.
Allow 45-60 minutes for activity
Host a Food or Fund Drive
Food drives are Harvesters’ best source of high-quality nonperishable foods and household care items. All products collected during food drives are distributed in our region through Harvesters’ network of more than 620 nonprofit agencies. Host a neighborhood food drive, collect donations outside your local grocery store, organize a movie night and ask for cans as admission, or more. To earn the Food Drive patch, each Girl Scout should collect at least 10 pounds
Sort & Repackage Volunteer Opportunity
Brownie Junior Cadette Senior Ambassador
Sort and repackage donated product in Harvesters Volunteer Engagement Center (VEC). Your efforts will contribute to the distribution of more than three million pounds of donated food and household supplies each month. We depend on volunteers to get donations into our community quickly and efficiently. Together, we are helping hungry children, seniors and families in our community. All volunteer sessions are scheduled on a reservation basis. Must be eight years or older to participate.