Annually during the month of November, the Chiefs have made hunger relief a key focus of the organization's outreach efforts. Through a partnership with Farmland, Kansas City Steak Company, Hy-Vee and Harvesters, the club is able to aid in food donation benefiting local families in need.
To kick off the Chiefs Kingdom Food Drive (CKFD), the Chiefs Community Caring Team and Chiefs Tight Ends will join with representatives from Farmland Foods, Kansas City Steak Company, Harvesters and Hy- Vee to assemble holiday meal boxes.
"We are excited to partner with four great organizations – Harvesters, Kansas City Steak Company, Hy- Vee and Farmland – to continue a great mission to aid in alleviating food insecurity in our community," Chiefs President Mark Donovan said. "Throughout the past few years Chiefs Kingdom has come together to support this food drive and the community, setting record donations each year. We are proud to have become the largest hunger relief program of its kind in the NFL and we are fortunate to be able to serve our community."
Chiefs Kingdom Food Drive Media Schedule
What:Chiefs Kingdom Food Drive Kickoff
When:Tuesday, November 14th from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m.
Who:Members of the Chiefs Community Caring team including Chiefs Tight Ends, Chiefs Cheerleaders, Kansas City Ambassadors, Red Coaters and KC Wolf; representatives from Farmland Foods, Kansas City Steak Company, Harvesters and Hy-Vee (subject to change). Where:
Harvesters – The Community Food Network 3801 Topping Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64129
Enter through the front entrance of the building
Throughout the month, there are multiple ways for fans to get involved and make a difference in hunger relief. Local area Hy-Vee stores will take non-perishable food donations November 18-29. For patrons wishing to make a monetary donation, visit www.chiefs.harvestersvfd.org.
The November 26th contest against the Buffalo Bills will serve as the official Chiefs Kingdom Food Drive day. Fans attending the game are encouraged to donate to the cause. As guests arrive at Arrowhead they will be greeted by volunteers with instructional cards about the campaign. Volunteers from Hy-Vee, Farmland, Kansas City Steak Company and Harvesters will be placed with collection bins around the stadium to collect non-perishable food items. During the game, fans can purchase tickets for the Hunt Family Foundation 50/50 Raffle, of which proceeds will benefit Harvesters- The Community Food Network.