The Chiefs are setting records all season long! First, the Chiefs Kingdom reclaimed the record for the loudest outdoor stadium in October and then recently, took the record for the largest food drive in NFL history, providing 180,000 meals for those in need.
Throughout the month of November, the Chiefs hosted a number of events to collect food for those in need in the Kansas City area.
At the beginning of November, the Chiefs hosted the 11th annual Lift Up America event with Harvesters and Tyson Foods. The Chiefs Community Caring Team loaded 30,000 pounds of protein products, donated from Tyson Foods, into cars and trucks for more than 60 area relief organizations, including food pantries and church ministries.
- Lift Up America provided over 25,000 meals for those in need in the Kansas City community.
The Kansas City Chiefs team up with Tyson Foods and Harvesters to distribute food in the community.
A few weeks later, the Chiefs Rookie Club, Red Coaters, volunteers from the Third and Long Foundation and team president Mark Donovan packed bags of canned corn, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, a bag of potatoes, a loaf of bread, eggs and a turkey.
"This is a tradition of the Chiefs; every Thanksgiving we raise money, buy the food items and then help provide meals for families in need," Donovan explained. "This is something that is really important to us and it goes back to the responsibility that we have, as part of this community to continue to give back."
- The Thanksgiving Food Distribution provided more than 1,700 households in need with their Thanksgiving meal.
Kansas City Chiefs Dwayne Bowe and Anthony Sherman distribute a thanksgiving meal and some warm clothes to a local family to help them have a great Thanksgiving Day.
The Chiefs Kingdom Food Drive, which benefitted Harvesters, was the largest food drive in NFL history.
To kick things off, Farmland Foods donated 40,000 pounds of protien products and the Chiefs employees donated 855 pounds of canned goods. Plus, Chiefs fans pitched in during the Chiefs vs. Broncos game last Sunday and were also able to donate online and through text-to-give. The Hunt Family Foundation 50/50 Raffle at the Sunday Night Football game also benefited Harvesters.
- The Chiefs Kingdom Food Drive collected 179, 426 meals and counting.
Kick off for the Chiefs Kingdom Food Drive benefiting Harvesters with a Farmland Donation
In total, through the month of November and throughout the year, the Chiefs and the Chiefs Kingdom provided roughly 250,000 meals to those in need in the Kansas City area.
Thank you Chiefs Kingdom for you donations and support through the month of November!