Bayer helps to host food drive
Bayer and the American Royal are working with Harvesters—The Community Food Network to host a community food drive from now until Sept. 24.
Attendees of the rodeo as well as students participating in the schools tours program are encouraged to bring nonperishable food items to Hale Arena to help the hungry in the Kansas City area.
Bayer is using the rodeo as an avenue to raise awareness for the epidemic of food insecurity within the greater Kansas City area during National Hunger Action Month.
More than 383,000 people are at risk of hunger in the region, including one in five children.
In an additional effort to collect food for Harvesters, Bayer employees will be collecting goods for their own company food drive this week on their Shawnee campus.
The food drive will also be a part of the American Royal School Tours program, as they ask kids to help kids who are hungry.
The nonprofit’s 30-year-old school tour program raises awareness for the importance of agricultural, nutritional and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematical) education by bringing approximately 4,000 second through fourth-grade students to Hale Arena to engage in hands-on learning.
Last year, the number of Kansas and Missouri residents classified as food insecure, or individuals unsure where their next meal will come from, totaled over 1.4 million.
Bayer aims to impact the 383,750 food insecure people within Harvesters’ 26-county service area through its food drive this month.
To learn about ways you can help during National Hunger Action Month, visit www.harvesters.org.