Harvesters for the Holidays

Oh there’s no place like Harvesters for the Holidays! The holidays are such a special time, regardless of how you choose to celebrate. This holds true for the and 1 in 11 people or 1 in 8 children facing food insecurity in our service area. During a season filled with giving, please don’t forget to include them on your holiday list. There is no shortage of ways to give back whether it’s gifts of food, time, or money, your gift will truly impact the lives of our neighbors.

Here are some ways you can help!

Pack to Give Back:
Harvesters Holiday Boxes


Pack to Give Back Harvesters Holiday Boxes

Many of our fondest holiday memories are made around a festive meal. For thousands of families in our area, a holiday meal and tableside memories are not certain. Help us provide the comforts and trimmings of a holiday meal by packing a Harvesters Holiday Box!

Donate Non-Perishable
Food Items


Donated Food

Help us nourish hungry families, children and seniors! Every donation makes a great impact. You can donate in the barrels at your local HyVee, Price Chopper or Dillons, store, or you can bring items to either Harvesters location. Here is a list of the most requested items.

Volunteer with


Volunteers in VEC

We can’t fight hunger without your help! Volunteers are vital to fulfilling our mission of feeding hungry people today and working to end hunger tomorrow. Grab a friend and help at one of our warehouses, mobile distributions or with one of our agency partners! Sign up now!

Give Recipes
for Hope


Recipes for Hope 2023 Designs

Celebrate your family, friends and co-workers by sending a heartfelt gift that also helps local families – Harvesters’ Recipes for Hope! These special holiday tributes feature festive greetings and a delicious recipe from from a local chef. We can even sign and address them for you if you order by December 18! Get one for everyone on your list now!

Make a
Gift Online


Donate Online

Every gift, large or small, helps make it possible for families share a meal together this holiday season. A child to focus in school, for a mom to make it through her night shift and pay her family’s bills, and for a senior citizen to avoid life-threatening illnesses. Your generosity can transform lives.

Check Out

November 1 – January 7

Check Out Hunger

Help feed a local family or senior this holiday season by adding $1, $5, $10 or $20 to your grocery bill at the register. Every dollar donated helps provide 2 meals! You can also donate nonperishable food items in the Harvesters barrels on your way out of the store.

Join us by participating in these community events!

Donation Campaign

November 6 – 19

Walgreens Donation Campaign

Make the most of your pharmacy visit! Help Harvesters by adding a donation directly onto your bill at the register. For more information on Walgreens or to find a location near you, visit www.walgreens.com.

Crate & Barrel
Holiday Campaign

November 16 – December 26

Crate & Barrel | Holiday Campaign

Crate & Barrel invites customers to donate at the register and online. 100% of funds raised in-store will benefit the food banks where the purchase was made. Additionally, Crate & Barrel will donate $10 from every purchase of the Papa Leo’s Past Ornament set to Feeding America. Learn more now!

Dutch Bros
Give Back Day

November 17

Dutch Bros

Get your caffeine fix while helping Harvesters fight food insecurity! For one day only, every coffee purchased at KC-area Dutch Bros will trigger an automatic $1 donation to Harvesters! Start scoping out all the delicious flavors and find the Dutch Bros closest to you by visiting www.dutchbros.com.

Jersey Mike’s
Holiday Fundraiser

November 18 – 19

Jersey Mikes Holiday Fundraiser

Make a difference while enjoying a great tasting sub! Jersey Mike’s will be donating 20% of all restaurant sales made on November 18 and 19 to fight hunger! Feeding America will do a 90/10 split between benefiting food banks serving participating restaurant zip codes and Feeding America National Office. Visit Jersey Mikes website now to view their menu and find a convenient location near you.

Turkey Tuesday
Community Challenge

November 21

Turkey Tuesday Community Challenge

The Kansas City Royals are collecting turkeys, nonperishible food items and toiletries in partnership with The Know Joey? Foundation for youth and families in urban Kansas City. Donations can be dropped off at the Urban Youth Academy on Tuesday, November 21. For more information about the event, volunteering, or signing up your family, please visit www.knowjoeyfoundation.org.

Hy-Vee Holiday
Hope Bags

November 24 – December 17

HyVee Holiday Hope Bags

Help bring hope to the holidays and spread smiles beyond the aisles by purchasing Holiday Hope Bags at your local Hy-Vee store. Each bag is $10 and includes everything needed to make traditional holiday side dishes, and will be delivered back to Harvesters to be given to a local family in time for the holidays. Find a Hy-Vee store in your area now.

Canadian Pacific
Holiday Train

November 27

CP Holiday Train

The Canadian Pacifiic Holiday Train is back for its 25th year supporting food banks and food shelves across our network by raising money, food and awareness for food insecurity issues. Come see the holiday train, enjoy a concert and participate in family friendly activities. Everyone is encouraged to bring a monetary or nonperishable food donation. Check out the concert line up and learn more about the event now.


November 28

Giving Tuesday

Thanks to special Holiday Match funds from Peter and Veronica Mallouk of Creative Planning and an additional match from Corbion, your Giving Tuesday contribution will be TRIPLE MATCHED to go 3X as far! Help stock our partner pantries and put healthy food on the table for neighbors across northwestern Missouri and northeastern Kansas. Donate at www.harvesters.org/givingtuesday!

Hot 103 Jamz
Toy and Food Drive

December 1 – 2

Hot Jamz Toy and Food Drive

Hot 103 Jamz proudly presents its 30th annual Toy and Food Drive! Please help Hot 103 Jamz help our community by donating nonperishable food items or a new toy worth at least $10. All items go to Harvesters and Toys for Tots.

December 1 from 6 a.m. – 9 p.m.
December 2 from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Walmart Supercenter at 135th St. & State Line Rd.

Learn more about the drive and donate online here.

12 Bars of

December 16

12 Bars of Charity

Sign up for this festive holiday pub craw that benefits local charities including Harvesters!

When you sign up, $15 of your registration goes directly to the charity of your choice. Support Harvesters by joining team black!

Visit www.12barsofcharity.com for more information and to sign up!