KU Football Student-Athletes and Harvesters-The Community Food Network Team Up

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Hunger is not something many of us can relate to, but for tens of thousands of Kansas City families, they know it all too well. When nothing is in the pantry and the kids are hungry, families turn to Harvesters-The Community Food Network to lend a helping hand to feed their families.

In an effort to restock the nearly bare Harvesters’ shelves, University of Kansas football student-athletes Adrian Mayes, Joe Mortensen and Mike Rivera have called a community huddle and invite their fans to join them at a meet-and-greet party from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 21 at The Other Place. Bring three canned goods to qualify for a door prize and meet some of your favorite KU football players.

Harvesters is a food bank, which is a centralized food collection and distribution facility that provides food and household products to agencies serving people in need. In 2007, Harvesters distributed more than 23 million pounds of food and household products to a 13-county direct service area in and around Kansas City. Harvesters could not function without the generous support it receives from individuals and companies across Kansas City.

The Other Place, located at 7324 West 80th Street in downtown Overland Park, will host the event along with the Downtown Overland Park Partnership office. The Shanks, a local band, has donated its time and talent to support this great cause to help feed Kansas City families in need.