Jackson County associates are helping Harvesters Step Up To The Plate and take home a win as they partner with the Kansas City Royals to take on Second Harvest Heartland and the Minnesota Twins in a friendly competition in an effort to fight summer hunger in our communities.
Twenty-one million children across the United States receive free or reduced-cost lunches during the school year. During the summer months, only 3.9 million of those children continue to have access to those meals. The Step Up To The Plate program helps provide support to struggling families and feed hungry kids.
Associates raised $511 to help the cause by wearing jeans in June.
Harvesters 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 620 not-for-profit agencies including emergency food pantries, community kitchens, homeless shelters, children’s homes and others.