Blue KC Helps Fight Summer Hunger in KC
Blue KC’s Well Stocked initiative brings local partners together to help reduce food insecurity in Kansas City by increasing access to healthier foods. It’s no secret that what we put into our bodies and feed our families can impact our health. However, the food we eat can also play a role in how we function in our jobs, perform at school, and even interact with family and friends.
Our partners’ collective mission is to ensure that underserved Kansas Citians have access to nutritious food. Get to know some of our community partners and the events Blue KC and friends are participating in this summer.
Cultivate KC Homegrown Happy Hour – On July 12, Cultivate KC hosted a family friendly happy hour at Juniper Gardens Training Farm where participants strolled through the farm, met a farmer and Cultivate KC staff members, and learned about Cultivate KC and its New Roots for Refugees program.
On July 22, Blue KC joined After the Harvest to help glean 50,000 ears of fresh sweet corn to feed food insecure individuals in our community. The Glean-A-Thon is part of After the Harvest’s gleaning program, which was born of a sacred agriculture tradition where people in need gathered produce left in the fields. Today, After the Harvest partners with more than 175 farmers to rescue produce and deliver it to more than 360 local agencies. Learn more about the gleaning program.
Harvesters Volunteer Events – Blue KC employee teams are collectively volunteering nearly 100 hours this summer at Harvesters Community Food Network, with additional opportunities always available.
Give help, get help
If you or someone you know does not have enough to eat or lacks access to nutritious foods, Harvesters Food Locator and its other programs can help. If you want to help with any of the organizations listed here, follow the links above to find out what’s going on and how to get involved.