Volunteers must be 18 years or older and all volunteers must wear a mask. Social distancing practices will be implemented to keep volunteers a safe distance from each other.
Volunteers will also be asked to sign a waiver stating they have not traveled outside of Kansas or Missouri in the last 14 days and they are not currently ill. If they have traveled or are currently showing any signs of illness, they will be asked to leave the facility and not return before 14 days have passed.
The Volunteer Engagement Center (VEC) is a vital part of Harvesters’ mission to feed hungry people today and work to end hunger tomorrow. In this area, volunteers sort and repack food, which assists Harvesters in feeding more than 141,500 people each month. Volunteer tasks are assigned based on product availability and project prioritization.
Sorting fresh produce
Sorting and boxing bread
Packing Senior Commodity Food Boxes
Please note the following requirements:
Volunteers must be eighteen years or older and are required to wear a mask.
Volunteers must not have traveled out of Kansas or Missouri in the 14 days prior to their scheduled volunteer engagement.
Harvesters--The Community Food Network feeds hungry people today and works to end hunger tomorrow.
We are 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. We also offer education programs to increase community awareness of hunger and teach about good nutrition.
Harvesters' main facility is located in Kansas City, Missouri at 3801 Topping Ave. Harvesters also operates a second facility in Topeka, Kansas at 215 E. Quincy St.
Harvesters is a certified member of Feeding America, a nationwide network of more than 200 food banks. In 2011 Harvesters was Feeding America’s Food Bank of the Year. We are a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
Harvesters also is one of five regional disaster relief staging sites for Feeding America. We continually store a supply of food, water and cleaning supplies that can be sent to a disaster site on short notice.