Harvesters received a generous donation totaling 41,626 pounds of nonperishable food items on Monday, January 24, 2022. The donation came from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as part of the #LightTheWorld season of service campaign. During the donation event, Missouri Governor Mike Parson spoke to attendees about the need for food assistance in the State of Missouri.

“Just really to be able to see that you’re going to be able to help somebody in their everyday lives, just by putting food on the table.  I think those are the things that really make a difference in people’s lives that you get to do as governor. So it’s great to be here today, just to recognize these people and I want to just say thanks and I appreciate what they do every day,” said Gov. Parson.

This donation equals more than 34,000 meals and came with a truckload of shelf-stable items including peanut butter, pancake mix, beans, soups, meat product and household items like dish soap and laundry detergent.

Harvesters—The Community Food Network is a regional food bank serving a 26-county area of northwestern Missouri and northeastern Kansas. Harvesters provides food and related household products to more than 760 nonprofit agencies including food pantries, community kitchens, shelters and others. Agencies in Harvesters’ network provide food assistance to as many as 141,500 different people each month. Harvesters, which was founded in 1979, is a certified member of Feeding America, a nationwide network of more than 200 food banks, serving all 50 states.