Harvesters The Community Food Network

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215 SE Quincy Street
Topeka, KS 66603 (m)
Toll-free: (877) 353-6639
Fax: (785) 861-7784

Jerry Parrish, Director, KS Distribution Center

 

 

Mission Statement: Harvesters – The Community Food Network feeds hungry people today and works to end hunger tomorrow.

Hours:  8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday

Services:

  • Harvesters is the regional food bank providing nutritious food and related household products to food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, day care centers, residential facilities and other nonprofit agencies
  • Mobile Food Pantries distribute large quantities of nutritious produce and other perishable food
  • Senior Mobile Food Pantries deliver fresh produce and other foods to social service programs and housing sites serving low-income seniors
  • Nutrition Education Programs: Harvesters offers a variety of nutrition education classes, including Project STRENGTH for adults and Kids in the Kitchen for children, at no cost to the sponsoring agency
  • Harvesters’ BackSnack program provides weekly backpacks of nutritious food to students at risk of hunger on weekends. BackSnack is a partnership between Harvesters, the school district and a local corporate, civic or religious organization
  • Kids Cafe provides nutritious after-school and summer meals to housing sites and other programs serving low-income children
  • Volunteer Opportunities – Harvesters’ offers volunteer opportunities for individuals, families and civic, religious or workplace groups. Volunteers must be 6 years of age

Eligibility: Harvesters’ network agencies establish individual eligibility requirements for their clients. Federal programs such as the Commodity Supplement Food Programs have age and/or income eligibility requirement

How to Apply: Families needing emergency food assistance can locate a local food pantry by visiting www.harvesters.org and clicking on Get Help. Nonprofit agencies interested in joining Harvesters’ Network should contact Jessica Kejr at (877) 353-6639. For current volunteer opportunities at Harvesters’ Topeka facility, visit www.harvesters.org and click on Give Time

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