Harvesters’ mission is to feed hungry people today and work to end hunger tomorrow.
They 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 not-for-profit 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’ main facility is located in Kansas City, Missouri at 3801 Topping Ave. Harvesters also operates a second facility in Topeka, Kansas at 215 E. Quincy St.
Harvesters is a certified member of Feeding America, a nationwide network of more than 200 food banks. In 2011 Harvesters was Feeding America’s Food Bank of the Year. They are a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
Harvesters also is one of five regional disaster relief staging sites for Feeding America. They continually store a supply of food, water and cleaning supplies that can be sent to a disaster site on short notice.
To learn more visit the Harvesters site here.