Feeding Food-Insecure Youth and Elderly During COVID-19 Pandemic

“Harvesters as an organization is so grateful for the life-giving investment the Hulston Family Foundation has made in our community. Together with our 760 agency partners across 26 counties, we have been better able to respond to the pandemic because of your support.”

Kim Gasper, Development Director

Serving 26 counties in the Kansas City region, Harvesters has been feeding hungry people today and working to end hunger tomorrow for over 40 years. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in early 2020, more people than ever were in need of food supplies to make it through troubling times.

The support of the Hulston Family Foundation went directly to the organization’s effort to combat the rising food insecurity during the pandemic.

Harvesters used these funds to support 2 initiatives: feeding youth who were no longer receiving free school meals with their BackSnack program and feeding high-risk seniors with their no-contact mobile food pantries. With help from the Hulston Family Foundation, Harvesters has used this grant to deliver 150,000 meals. Between supplying 200 children with an entire year’s worth of meals and the purchase/distribution of 2 semi-trucks full of food used in mobile food pantries, this grant went a long way in feeding food insecure youth and elderly during the COVID-19 pandemic.