On Tuesday, Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt, team President Mark Donovan and the team's linebackers joined together to help fight hunger in the Kansas City community.
"We are proud to stand with Lift Up America, Harvesters and Tyson Foods to support such an important cause," Hunt said. "This event kicks off a month long focus, for the Chiefs, on hunger relief as we enter the holiday season."
The group loaded frozen protein products from Tyson Foods into cars and trucks from more than 60 area relief organizations, including food pantries and church ministries. Tyson Foods donated over 30,000 pounds of protein for these agencies in need.
"This event is another great example of why the Chiefs are winners on the field and in our community," Valerie Nicholson-Watson, Harvesters President and CEO, noted. "They are making a huge difference in the lives of struggling families. Across our region almost 375,000 people are food insecure. They don't always know where their next meal will come from…this event will provide 25,000 meals to families, children and seniors throughout our community."
The Kansas City Chiefs team up with Tyson Foods and Harvesters to distribute food in the community.
This is the eleventh year that the Chiefs have been involved with Lift Up America and over the course of that time, the organization has provided over 20 million meals and $40 million in scholarships to those less fortunate.
"It's exciting to have worked with the Chiefs for so long, along with Tyson and Harvesters," Dave Hannah, Lift Up American Chairman and Founder, said. "Over 46 million Americans do not know where their next meal is going to come from and about 12 million of those are children. It is a huge issue and this event is a great way to combat that and fight hunger in Kansas City."