Pack to Give Back
Many holiday memories are made around a festive meal. However, this year for more than 387,000 people in the 26-county service area that Harvesters serves, a festive meal and tableside memories are not certain.
Harvesters’ network of community food pantries is working to bring joy to hungry families this holiday season by providing the comforts and trimmings of a holiday meal, but we can’t reach as many people without help from supporters like YOU.
3 ways you can help:
1. Donate to our Holiday Boxes Virtual Food Drive
Every donation to our Virtual Food Drive helps us provide the food, transportation, and resources to get Holiday Boxes out efficiently in time for the holidays. You can make a gift or create your own Virtual Food Drive.
2. Host a Holiday Boxes Food Drive
Help us provide a Holiday Box by collecting and packing boxes that are ready to go! Contact our team before starting your drive. We will provide you with resources like boxes, customizable “This box was packed by” cards and tips to make your drive run smoothly using SignUpGenius.com, or utilizing a special Harvesters partnership with Hy-Vee (if you are packing 50+ boxes). We’ll also work with you to get your completed Holiday Boxes picked up and back to Harvesters for distribution.
3. Get your whole family involved by playing “Harvey’s Holiday Box Hunt”
Get the whole family in on some holiday fun as you embark on an activity-filled adventure with Harvey the turkey to help pack a holiday box for a family in need. Download and print your game now!
Need community service hours?
Every completed holiday box will be given 1 hour of service! *
*Please note this opportunity does not qualify for Court-Ordered Community Service Hours. Harvesters can only provide service hours credit for volunteers in our service area. If you are not located in our service area, we highly encourage you to find your local food bank and see what opportunities they offer.
Thank you for helping make the holidays brighter for our neighbors in need!
Each Holiday box should include the following items:
2 – 14.5 oz. Cans of Green Beans
1 – 15.25 oz. Can of Corn
1 – 14 oz. Can of Cranberry Sauce
1 – 15 oz. Can of Sweet Potatoes
1 – 10.5 oz. Can of Cream of Mushroom Soup
1 – 8.5 oz. Box of Corn Muffin/Bread Mix
1 – 6 oz. Box of Stuffing Mix
1 – 6.6 oz. Box of Instant Mashed Potatoes
1 – .87 oz. Packet of Gravy Mix