The sixth-annual Chiefs Kingdom Food Drive is currently accepting donations through the end of the month to help address food insecurity in the Kansas City community. Annually during the month of November, the Chiefs have made hunger relief a key focus of the organization's outreach efforts and this year's food donation to benefit local families in need is made possible through a partnership with Hy-Vee and Harvesters – The Community Food Network.
"We are excited to once again partner with a pair of great organizations – Harvesters and Hy-Vee – to continue working to alleviate food insecurity in our community and throughout the region," Chiefs President Mark Donovan said. "With the challenges and hardships that have been presented this year, donations to Harvesters are needed more than ever to help our neighbors. Since we began this initiative in 2014, Chiefs Kingdom has rallied to deliver record-breaking results and the annual drive remains the largest hunger relief program of its kind in the NFL due to this consistent generosity. We are proud to work with Harvesters and Hy-Vee to continue addressing food insecurity in our community."
Throughout the month there are multiple ways for fans to get involved and make a difference in hunger relief efforts. All local area Hy-Vee stores are already accepting non-perishable food donations as part of the Chiefs Kingdom Food Drive. Anyone wishing to donate to the Chiefs Kingdom Food Drive through a monetary donation can do so by visiting www.chiefs.com/fooddrive. Every dollar donated to Harvesters helps provide three nutritious meals to someone in need. Donations will be accepted through the end of November.
Last year, the Chiefs Kingdom Food Drive provided more than 265,000 meals to Harvesters. Since the inception of the Chiefs Kingdom Food Drive in 2014, more than 1.6 million meals have been donated to address food insecurity in the greater Kansas City area.
Harvesters-The Community Food Network provides food assistance to 141,500 people each month, in 26 counties in northwestern Missouri and northeastern Kansas – more than 16,000 square miles of Chiefs Kingdom. Harvesters was named Feeding America's 2011 Food Bank of the Year. The food bank provides food and household products to more than 620 not-for-profit agencies, including emergency food pantries, community kitchens, shelters and others. For more information, visit www.harvesters.org.
Hy-Vee, Inc. is an employee-owned corporation operating more than 275 retail stores across eight Midwestern states with sales of $11 billion annually. The supermarket chain is synonymous with quality, variety, convenience, healthy lifestyles, culinary expertise and superior customer service. Hy-Vee ranks in the Top 10 Most Trusted Brands and has been named one of America's Top 5 favorite grocery stores. The company's more than 85,000 employees provide "A Helpful Smile in Every Aisle" to customers every day. For additional information, visit www.hy-vee.com.