February 1–March 17, 2018
The “Go for the Green” Food Drive is a unique opportunity for schools, businesses and organizations to combat hunger in our community. For the past 33 years, the Kansas City St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee has sponsored this drive in conjunction with Harvesters.
At Your School
Many area high school and middle schools participate each year. The school that receives the most donations wins:
- Free Parade Entry
- A Traveling Trophy
- Host the Kick-Off Party
Through a Business or Organization
We encourage business and organizations in the community to participate. The winner of the competition has their name engraved on a trophy on display year-round at the Irish Center.
Participants may have a barrel at their location, but you can always donate on behalf of your selected business or organization online.
You can donate online through the Virtual Food Drive. Here you can select which school, business, or organization you would like your donation to be credited to.
A donation of just $1 provides 3 meals for the hungry in our community.
Harvesters helps feed 141,500 people a month through its network of 620 nonprofit agencies such as food pantries, food kitchens, shelters and others.