CHOP Hunger

Six Million Meals and Counting Donated to Kansas City's Hungry

No one should have to go hungry. Price Chopper is committed to keeping food on the tables of needy folks through our CHOP Hunger program. Donate via Harvesters Virtual Fundraiser here

We’ve been a long-time supporter of Harvesters - The Community Food Network, launching the CHOP Hunger program in 2009. Each year, thanks to our customers’ participation in the food and fund initiatives listed below, we provide more than one million meals to the Greater Kansas City Metro. All collected foods are distributed by Harvesters through its network of 620 non-profit agencies in the metro, providing food assistance to more than 141,500 people every month.

Fighting Hunger in Des Moines

We recently extended our CHOP Hunger Program to Des Moines. By partnering with the Food Bank of Iowa, we hope to contribute significantly to the great work already being done in Des Moines to help fight hunger in the community. 

Every day, you get your mail. It’s not every day you’re able to give something right back—and something that helps needy families and individuals in the metro area. You can do just that during the Stamp Out Hunger food drive, sponsored each year by National Letter Carriers Association, with your local Price Choppers being the exclusive grocery partners for the event. Price Chopper helps out by printing and donating 600,000 grocery bags for letter carriers to distribute, and then pick up the second Saturday of May, filled with food donations from people on their postal routes. At Price Chopper, we also collected food in Harvesters barrels in all our Kansas City area stores to help the drive. Locally, this drive typically brings in a half a million pounds of food.

For some kids, missing a school day isn’t so great. It means they don’t eat lunch. And during the summer, it can really mean some rumbling tummies. That’s why Price Chopper hosts “No School = No Lunch”, a fund and food drive that focuses on childhood hunger. Many families rely on free or reduced lunches for their kids during the school year, and then lose access to them during summer break. To help out during summer break, we make it easy for our shoppers to add cash donations of $1, $5, or $10 to their grocery bills when they check out. We think kids need lunch, whether it’s a school day or not. All donations collected in our Kansas City area stores benefit Harvesters - The Community Food Network. In our Kansas City stores, Harvesters also provides food collection barrels for our customers to donate kid-friendly foods.

We believe in easy, don’t you? How about quick? Quick and easy. That’s our “Check-Out Hunger” coupon promotion, held each year during the holidays in all Kansas City area Price Chopper stores. It’s a community-wide promotion that we started in 1992 to help feed needy folks. Since then, “Check-Out Hunger” has raised nearly $2.6 million—all in $1, $5 and $10 increments that shoppers have added to their grocery tabs at checkout. Besides being quick and easy, we believe this program is one of those “right things to do,” especially at holiday time.
Fill the Fridge is Kansas City’s original perishable food drive and Price Chopper is thrilled to be a part of it. As grocers, we understand the challenges of collecting, storing and distributing perishable foods safely, which is why we like to partner on this unique food drive. We are proud to host this annual drive in partnership with Harvesters and KSHB.
Fill the Fridge
September is Hunger Action Month and Harvesters' newest annual food drive 'Our Community CAN' is YOUR food drive. Along with Harvesters, Price Chopper asks you to become a Hunger Champion by hosting a food drive in your neighborhood. As part of the campaign you will deliver bags to your adopted neighborhood, pick up the full bags of food a week later and then drop off the donations at any Price Chopper. Price Chopper sponsors this effort by supplying bags for neighborhood food drives.