Each year during the month of November and December, the Chiefs make hunger relief a key focus of the organization's outreach efforts. Through a partnership with Harvesters – Community Food Network, Hy-Vee, and CommunityAmerica Credit Union, as well as the help of the community, the Chiefs Kingdom Food Drive can help provide food donations to benefit local families in need.
To celebrate the start of the annual Chiefs Kingdom Food Drive, members of the Chiefs Community Caring Team will join with representatives from Harvesters and Hy-Vee to assemble holiday meal boxes with the first donated items to the food drive.
Additionally, the club's December 31 contest against the Cincinnati Bengals will serve as the official Chiefs Kingdom Food Drive day at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. For the third year in a row, all Chiefs Kingdom Food Drive donations at the stadium will be monetary only – no boxed or canned food items will be collected outside the stadium gates. Fans attending the game are encouraged to donate to the Chiefs Kingdom Food Drive by scanning the QR code displayed by volunteers as they enter stadium gates.
Fans who are not attending the final home game of the season, or fans who wish to make a monetary donation to the Chiefs Kingdom Food Drive prior to the official Food Drive game can visit www.chiefs.com/fooddrive. Local area Hy-Vee stores will also take non-perishable food donations now through Sunday, December 31 as part of the Chiefs Kingdom Food Drive.
Last year, more than 207,000 meals were donated to food insecure neighbors throughout Chiefs Kingdom. Throughout the history of the program, more than 2.2 million meals have been generated locally.
For more information and where to donate, fans can visit www.chiefs.com/fooddrive.
About Harvesters – Community Food Network
Harvesters is 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 760 nonprofit agencies including food pantries, community kitchens, shelters and others. Agencies in Harvesters' network provide food assistance to as many as 141,500 different people each month. Harvesters, which was founded in 1979, is a certified member of Feeding America, a nationwide network of more than 200 food banks, serving all 50 states. For more information, visit www.harvesters.org.
Hy-Vee, Inc.is an employee-owned corporation operating more than 280 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 86,000 employees provide "A Helpful Smile in Every Aisle" to customers every day. For additional information, visit www.hy-vee.com.
About CommunityAmerica Credit Union
CommunityAmerica Credit Union is a full-service financial institution with more than 260,000 member-owners nationwide and more than $4 billion in assets, ranking it among the nation's 100 largest credit unions. Based on deposits, CommunityAmerica is among the top 10 Kansas City-based financial institutions and the #1 'Best Place to Work' in Kansas City, named by the Kansas City Business Journal in 2021. There are 31 CommunityAmerica branches in the greater Kansas City metro area, and one in St. Louis. For more information, visit www.communityamerica.com.