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Price Chopper to Collect Funds, Food for Area’s Hungry

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- As the number of area children who are food insecure continues to rise, Price Chopper stores are collecting donations to help feed children in need through its No School = No Lunch program. Partnering with Harvesters—The Community Food Network, Price Chopper is collecting monetary donations at the register, as well as non-perishable food bins.

The number of children in the Kansas City metro area who are food insecure has risen to 1 in 4 from 1 in 7 because of the economic impact of the Coronavirus pandemic.

The No School = No Lunch program comes on the heels of another Price Chopper food drive, aimed at helping Harvesters meet the growing need for food. Price Chopper stores recently donated nearly $300,000 to Harvesters, providing nearly 900,000 meals to area residents impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic.

“Food insecurity is always an issue, but summertime is an especially vulnerable time for low-income families who rely on school meals to nourish their children,” said Casie Broker, Chief Marketing Officer of Price Chopper. "The pandemic has made the situation far worse and, as the area’s locally-owned grocer, we’re happy to help the community feed children in need.”

Donations can be made at checkout at all Price Chopper stores or at

Price Chopper’s No School = No Lunch program will help fund an array of Harvesters’ childhood hunger initiatives, from the Kids Cafe, which offers meals at parks, libraries and community centers, to pantries and mobile food distributions.

Research shows that children consume up to 50 percent of their total daily caloric intake at school during the school year. With the pandemic having closed most area schools since March, many area families have already been experiencing food insecurity. According to a survey by Feeding America, about 148,000 area children are currently food insecure, meaning they lack reliable, consistent access to food.

 “We’re looking forward to seeing the impact this initiative will have on area children,” said Broker. 

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