Take Your Can To School Week

Did you know?

In our region, 1 in 6, or more than 99,360 kids are food insecure. That means they may have a meal today, but don’t know if their family will have enough food tomorrow. With the help of food drives like Take Your Can to School Week, Harvesters’ network is able to serve more than 141,500 people each month, 25% being kids!

Can you help?

Rally your school to host a Take Your Can To School Week Food Drive to fight hunger and help local kids. Please help us collect these most needed nonperishable food items:

Canned Vegetables (Low Sodium), Canned Fruits (In 100% Juice), Canned Meats (Chicken, Tuna, Salmon), Canned Soup, Whole Grain Pasta, Peanut, Almond, or Sun Butter, Cereal – Hot and Cold, Brown Rice

How it Works

  1. Decide if you want to host a traditional food drive, virtual food drive, or both! Then set your food drive dates.
  2. Let us know about your food drive by filling out the form here. We’ll assist you with getting collection receptacles.
  3. Promote your food drive using the resources provided below or get creative and make your own.
  4. Host an awesome food drive! Every donation large and small will help us provide for our community.

Need more information?

We’re here to help! Call or email us at:
Kansas City: (816) 929-3090 or getinvolved@harvesters.org
Topeka: (785) 861-7750 or fighthunger@harvesters.org 

Resources to Use

Join us for a monstrous good time at Feastival, a Forks & Corks pop-up! Feastival isn’t just a ticket to the best food and drink pop-up in town. It’s a ticket to making a difference. Hunger is a behemoth of a problem for thousands in KC every day. Join and help us devour the beast – after all, it takes a village to feed a city.