The donations, which were collected at all 51 Greater Kansas City Price Choppers at the checkout registers, will help provide more than 626,000 meals. Donations will aid families and community members in the Kansas City area who are food insecure.
“The generosity of our customers is beyond words,” said Casie Broker, chief marketing officer of Price Chopper. “On behalf of the Price Chopper family, thank you Kansas City for helping us take care of our friends and neighbors.”
Price Chopper has participated in Check-Out Hunger for more than 20 years. In the last five years alone, Price Chopper shoppers have donated more than $1 million to help fight food insecurity in the Kansas City area.
Harvesters is the area’s only food bank and was Feeding America’s 2011 Food Bank of the Year. Serving a 26-county area of northwestern Missouri and northeastern Kansas, Harvesters provides food and related household products to more than 620 nonprofit agencies including emergency food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, children’s homes and others.
Agencies in Harvesters’ network provide food assistance to as many as 141,500 different people each month. Harvesters, which was founded in 1979, is a certified member of Feeding America, a nationwide network of more than 200 food banks, serving all 50 states.
Price Chopper’s 51 Kansas City stores are locally owned by the Ball, Cosentino, McKeever and Queen families, all of whom live in Kansas City and oversee store operations on a daily basis.