A Harvesters and GEHA food distribution scheduled tonight for persons affected by the federal government shutdown has been canceled because of the extreme cold weather, according to an announcement.
The distribution that was canceled was scheduled from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, at the Pipefitters Local Union 533, 8600 Hillcrest Road, Kansas City, Missouri.
Other food distributions assisted by Harvesters and GEHA are scheduled:
• Thursday, January 31 – IBEW Local Union 304, 3906 NW 16th St.., Topeka, KS 66618, from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
• Friday, Feb. 1 – Heartland Community Church, 12175 S. Strangline Road, Olathe, Kansas, 66062, from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
• Saturday, Feb. 2 – Harvesters facility, 3801 Topping Ave., Kansas City, Missouri, 64129, from 9 a.m. to noon
Signs will be posted to direct individuals to the distribution location.
In addition to these new food distributions, Harvesters’ network will continue to offer its regularly scheduled food distributions across its service area. Dates and locations for these distributions can be found through the Agency Locator on Harvesters’ website: https://www.harvesters.org/get-help
There are no requirements to receive help at these sites.
Individuals wishing to help Harvesters provide enough food to meet the increased demand, can donate food or money. Every dollar donated through Harvesters’ website helps the organization provide three meals. In addition, nonperishable food items can be donated in Harvesters’ barrels at Price Chopper and Hy-Vee stores in the Kansas City area, at Dillons stores in Topeka and Lawrence, and the Hy-Vee in Topeka. Donations also can be dropped off at Harvesters’ facilities in Kansas City and Topeka.