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KC Ad Agency to Host Contactless Harvesters Food Drive and Socially Distanced Parking Lot Party

Posted on Oct. 26, 2020  /  Corporate Member News  /  

WHAT: A no-contact Harvesters Food Drive and socially distanced Parking Lot Party hosted by local advertising agency, Diamond Merckens Hogan (DMH). 

Food will be collected drive-through style, allowing donors to stay in their cars if they wish. Volunteers will remove items from vehicles for a touch-free experience, or people can drop off their donations with limited human interaction. 

DMH is kicking off the campaign with a donation of $1,000 worth of food and hopes to collect at least 3,000 pounds of food for Harvesters - The Community Food Network and the Kansas City community.

The ad agency also will simultaneously host a socially distanced party outdoors in its West Bottoms parking lot with music, free food and drinks. Safety measures will include encouraging attendees to wear masks and the availability of hand sanitizer. 

Harvesters requests no glass packaging and notes the following food and household items are most-needed: Canned vegetables (low sodium); canned fruits in 100% juice; dried fruit; canned chicken; tuna and salmon (packed in water); brown rice; whole grain pasta; dried beans or canned low-sodium beans; peanut, almond and sun butter; canned soup; cereal (hot and cold; whole grain, low-sugar preferred); soap; deodorant; shampoo; and toilet paper. Visit the regional food bank's website to learn more. 

WHERE:   DMH West Bottoms Parking Lot / 1505 Genessee Street, KCMO 64102 (next to the same building that houses Amigoni Urban Winery)

WHEN:   Monday, November 2, 2020, 2 – 6 p.m.

WHY:   COVID-19 has dramatically worsened the country’s hunger crisis. Food insecurity - when people do not have reliable access to affordable and nutritious food for themselves or their families – has skyrocketed during the pandemic. According to Harvesters, the number of people facing hunger in our region has risen by 100,00 to more than 400,000 people. Harvesters needs more support than ever to continue meeting this tremendous increase in need.

"Harvesters appreciates all the support we receive from the business community. Whether it's a food or a monetary donation, that support helps the 1 in 7 people in our community facing food insecurity," said Logan Heley, Community Engagement Manager, Harvesters-The Community Food Network. “The current pandemic has limited many traditional food drives and volunteering, but companies are still finding ways to support Harvesters, which is so critical to helping us meet the increased need for food assistance.” 

WHO:   Harvesters is a regional food bank whose mission is to feed hungry people today and work to end hunger tomorrow. A regional food bank serving a 26-county area of northwestern Missouri and northeastern Kansas, Harvesters provides food and related household products to more than 760 nonprofit agencies including food pantries, community kitchens, homeless shelters, children’s homes and others.  

DMH is a full-service, Kansas City-based advertising agency founded in 2007. The agency’s award-winning work on behalf of business-to-business and business-to-consumer brands includes fully integrated solutions from a talented team of marketers capable of conquering any advertising challenge.

CONTACT:   Kari Porter, 913.488.2794 or [email protected]

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