From the Winter 2022 Local Harvest Newsletter.
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Dear Friend,     

I am filled with pride when I think of your compassion and generosity on behalf of our neighbors. Your partnership gives me great hope as we look ahead to the rest of 2022.

It will come as no surprise to you to hear that we continue to experience a significant increased need for food across northeastern Kansas and northwestern Missouri.

That is especially true for many older adults in our community who often rely on fixed incomes to get by in retirement. One small change, like increased winter heating bills, can devastate the budget.

As someone who cares deeply about Harvesters, I want to let you know that I have announced my plan to retire and step down as CEO on June 30. I am deeply grateful for my time at Harvesters and feel the organization has never been stronger. 

I appreciate your support of Harvesters and look forward to our continued work together in the months ahead. Harvesters’ new leader will need and want your help as they lead the organization forward in the fight against hunger. Thank you for your partnership!

Valerie Nicholson-Watson

Valerie Nicholson-Watson
President and CEO