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Compass Minerals Big 12 Basketball Food Drive
February 15 - March 15
Fans are invited to help the Big 12 Conference in the ongoing fight against hunger. For the second consecutive year, all donations for the Big 12 Basketball Food Drive will be made through a secure, dedicated website in lieu of in-person collections.
The 2022 Big 12 Basketball Food Drive, presented by Compass Minerals, has been a welcome complement to the Phillips 66 Big 12 Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships held annually in Kansas City. This marks the third year for Overland Park, Kan.-based Compass Minerals to serve as presenting sponsor, with all Food Drive donations benefitting Harvesters—The Community Food Network.
Big 12 fans are encouraged to donate securely online via www.harvesters.org/CompassMinerals or by texting BIG12 to (816) 583-0500 from Feb. 15 through March 15. Every dollar donated helps provide three meals. When you reach the donation page, click your favorite team and pledge support. The team’s fan base that raises the most money for Harvesters will be recognized following the Conference Basketball Championships. As it has since the inception of the Food Drive, Compass Minerals will be matching donations up to $10,000 total.
The 2022 Phillips 66 Big 12 Men’s Basketball Championship will be held at T-Mobile Center in Kansas City, March 9-12. The Phillips 66 Big 12 Women’s Basketball Championship will be held at Municipal Auditorium, March 10-13.
In addition to the virtual food drive, fans are also encouraged to support Harvesters by donating non-perishable items when they shop at participating Aldi stores March 1-15. Blue donation barrels will be available at 30 locations across Kansas City and in Topeka. A full list of Aldi stores where you can make food donations is below.