Chiefs Team Up with Ambassadors of Compassion, Harvesters and Tyson Foods to Provide Hunger Relief for Those in Need
Matt McMullen, Chiefs.com
Nov 25, 2019
The holiday season marks a time of excitement and family for many throughout Chiefs Kingdom, but for some, it’s a time defined by difficult decisions and hunger.
In fact, one in eight individuals residing within the Kansas City region isn’t sure where their next meal is coming from, marking an unfortunate reality that’s stressed even further during the holiday months.
And, for more than a decade, it’s something the Kansas City Chiefs have been actively trying to make a thing of the past. That was again the goal earlier this month as the Chiefs teamed up with Ambassadors of Compassion, Harvesters and Tyson Foods to distribute protein to more than 60 area hunger-relief organizations ahead of the holiday season.
Simply put, it was real, tangible relief for those in need.
“This is the 16th straight year that the Chiefs and Ambassadors of Compassion have hosted this distribution effort at Arrowhead Stadium,” said Chiefs Chairman & CEO Clark Hunt. “Since its inception, Ambassadors of Compassion has distributed in excess of 20 million meals nation-wide, and it continues to grow each year. Because of the coordination of the team at Ambassadors of Compassion, our friends at Harvesters and the generosity of Tyson Foods, we will distribute more than 30,000 pounds of protein to the agencies that are here today.”
Vehicles representing hunger-relief agencies from seemingly every corner of the region were present for the event, distributing high-quality protein to thousands of food-insecure individuals throughout Chiefs Kingdom.
“This event is truly a highlight for Harvesters every year. It’s exciting, fun and critically important to help Harvesters and our partner agencies do our work in Kansas City and our 26-county region,” said Phil Witt, Harvesters’ board member...