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Nov 12-15, 2020 Online

Four Days of Tabletop Hobby Gaming Online

Online Only in 2020

Sadly we won't be hosting an in-person event in 2020, instead deciding to go with a virtual convention.

HarvestersMidwest GameFest is once again holding a food drive and benefit event for Harvesters again this year. But this year drive will be virtual with real-world components. Help us help those in need by donating non-perishable foods at participating Kansas City area game stores or by purchasing raffle tickets online. Each qualifying donated food item is good for one ticket at our benefit raffle Saturday at 7:00pm!  To claim your raffle ticket for donating, simply take a photo of yourself putting items into the Harvesters donation box and post it in the #food-drive channel at Discord (a free text, audio, and video service).

You can also help by purchasing tickets directly at the Registration/Will-Call desk or online at our Store.

» GET RAFFLE TICKETS

Every $1 helps Harvesters provide three meals.


Discord Server

Normally, we call Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center in Independence, Missouri our home (we are part of the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan Area). But in the world of COVID-19 we are hosting the event online via Discord (a free text, audio, and video service) with a number of online virtual tabletops (VTTs) including Roll20, Tabletop Simulator, and more (game hosts decide). Discord is a web-based service that also has great desktop and mobile apps.

» Launch Discord


Give food and help Harvesters feed hungry people

Harvesters' Most Needed Items

Nonperishable Food

  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned fruit
  • Boxed meals (Hamburger Helper, Pasta Roni Mac & Cheese)
  • Canned meat/tuna
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Canned soup
  • Cereal – hot and cold 

Household/Personal Care Products

  • Soap
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper 

Most Needed Kid-Friendly Items

Easy-to-open, easy-to-prepare foods such as:

  • Protein Items (single-serving canned meat or soup with pop-top, shelf-stable hummus or sun butter, or chicken/tuna salad kit)
  • Whole grain items (crackers or pretzels)
  • Snack Items (raisins or trail mix)
  • Fruit cups with pop-tops or single-serving applesauce
  • Granola bars
  • Shelf stable milk or juice box (100% juice)
  • Peanut butter
  • Cereal 

About Harvesters

Harvesters is a local food bank, which is a centralized food collection and distribution facility that provides food and household products to agencies serving people in need. In 2008, Harvesters distributed more than 28 million pounds of food and household products in our 13-county direct service area in and around Kansas City. For more information go to www.harvesters.org.

Quick Facts

  • Food drives are Harvesters’ best source of high-quality nonperishable foods and household or personal care items.
  • All products collected during food drives are distributed in our region through Harvesters’ network of more than 620 nonprofit agencies.
  • All the people served by their agencies, 20 percent are seniors.
  • Every $1 helps Harvesters provide three meals.
  • Food and fund drives also raise awareness about the issue of hunger in the community.
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