All the Resources You Need

Thank you, Ambassadors, for all you do for Harvesters! Below are opportunities and resources for you. Have a question or need additional information? Contact us:

Kansas City: call (816) 929-3090 or email getinvolved@harvesters.org
Topeka: call (785) 861-7750 or email fighthunger@harvesters.org


Ambassador Engagement Opportunities


NEW Ambassador Opportunities!

BackSnack Monitoring – Help ensure the schools in our service area are meeting our basic site requirements for safe food handling. Training will be provided for this key project, which impacts the 16,000+ students who receive weekend food assistance through the program.

Kids Cafe Monitoring – Harvesters offers Kids Cafe meals at after-school and summer sites that serve children age 1-18 in eligible areas. Volunteer monitors will ensure sites are operating safely and according to our guidelines.


Ambassador Resources

Harvesters’ Ambassadors serve a very important role and we want to make sure you have all the information you need, when you need it. All of the documents you need can be dowloaded with the links below. Should you need another resource that isn’t currently provided here, please let us know, and we’d be happy to assist.

Harvesters Information (Documents)

Harvesters Talking Points – 2020
Harvesters FY2020 Annual Report
Current Message – Holiday 2020
Harvesters PowerPoint Presentation – 2019
Frequently Asked Questions 2020
2020 Food Insecurity Data Before COVID-19 and the Impact of COVID-19 on Food Insecurity
Hunger by the Numbers – October 2020
Harvesters History – 2020
Harvesters Service Area
KC Tour – Talking Points – Jan-Feb
KC Tour – Talking Points – March-April
KC Tour – Talking Points – May-August
KC Tour – Talking Points – September-October
KC Tour – Talking Points – November-December
KC Tour Map
Harvesters Strategic Plan
Lunch Challenge PowerPoint
Lunch Challenge Flyer

Hunger Information (Documents)

Hunger in America Key Findings
Map the Meal Gap 2019 (2017 data) Talking Points – released May 1, 2019
Feeding America MMG 2019 Harvesters Data – Food Insecurity
Feeding America MMG 2019 Harvesters – Child Food Insecurity
Feeding America MMG 2019 – Missouri Food Insecurity
Feeding America MMG 2019 – Missouri Child Food Insecurity
Feeding America MMG 2019 – Kansas Food Insecurity
Feeding America MMG 2019 – Kansas Child Food Insecurity
Missouri Hunger Atlas
USDA Household Food Security 2019 Report

Hunger Information (Websites)

Feeding America
Kansas Report
Food Research Action Center (FRAC)
FRAC Kansas Profile
FRAC Missouri Profile

Advocacy Information (Documents)

Feeding America 2019 Legislative Priorities
Feeding America, Hunger in Kansas
Feeding America, Hunger in Missouri
CBPP, Kansas SNAP Statistics
CBPP, Missouri SNAP Statistics

Advocacy Information (Websites)

Empower Missouri
Feeding Missouri 
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities


Ambassador Planning Council

Harvesters’ Ambassador Planning Council is a four-member committee that collaborates with Harvesters’ staff to support the volunteer Ambassadors throughout the year.

To provide continuity to the Council, four ambassadors will each serve a two-year term, with half of the group rotating off each year. Council members should be available to meet every other month (approximately six times per year) and attend the trainings and activities for which they have responsibilities.

In addition to actively serving as Ambassadors, members of the Planning Council will:

  • Identify, plan and facilitate a minimum of four training events each year. Ideally, these events will take place at a Harvesters partner agency or will include a service component and the opportunity for informal socializing.
  • In coordination with staff, develop approaches to promote a high level of participation in Ambassador opportunities, training and service events.
  • Regularly engage with Ambassador-oriented digital communications, including the Facebook group, web page, emails and newsletters.
  • Recruit candidates for the Ambassador program.
  • Collaborate with staff to regularly evaluate the program’s strategies and activities for Ambassador engagement and integration with the organization’s goals.

To become a member of the Ambassador Planning Council, you just need to demonstrate a dedication to the program and Harvesters’ mission by serving as an active Ambassador during the previous two years.

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