The annual Chiefs Kingdom Food Drive kicked off last week as representatives from the Kansas City Chiefs, Harvesters – The Community Food Network and Hy-Vee loaded pallets of food onto trucks bound for the dozens of hunger-relief agencies throughout the region.
It's critical work, as more than 300,000 individuals are food-insecure in our immediate region alone, and fans are encouraged to join the effort this Sunday as the Chiefs take on the Green Bay Packers.
Fans can join the Chiefs Kingdom Food Drive, which holds the record as the largest hunger-relief effort of its kind in the NFL, in one of three ways:
1) Bring non-perishable food items to Sunday's game. There will be donation bins surrounding the outside of Arrowhead Stadium.
2) Make a monetary donation by visiting harvesters.org/chiefskingdom. Every dollar donated can help provide three meals for those in need.
3) Drop off non-perishable food items at an area Hy-Vee store beginning on Nov. 1.
The Chiefs will also be selling retro cheering banners outside of Arrowhead for a $10 donation, all of which will benefit Harvesters. Additionally, the Hunt Family Foundation 50/50 Raffle will benefit Harvesters and other hunger-relief efforts.
The drive provided 265,000 meals last year alone, creating real change for families in need while setting an example for what this community can achieve together. Now, it's up to Chiefs Kingdom to do it again.
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