Combating hunger through community food packing events.



YF Neighborhood offers hands-on ways to make life better for all our neighbors. A key component of that is fighting food insecurity. Many of our neighbors struggle with having enough to eat. 

More than a decade ago, Youthfront’s Something to Eat™ meal packing program began as a way for youth to learn about the issues of food insecurity in a hands-on experience. Today, millions of meals later, Something to Eat™ continues to provide tangible ways for kids and their families to help those facing hunger.

We do this in a few ways: 

1. By distributing fresh food


Through a partnership with Harvesters, Youthfront’s Something to Eat™ helps distribute fresh produce and perishables along with shelf-stable goods to individuals and families in need. Volunteers gather each month to assist in sorting and distributing the food in the parking lot of the Franklin Center in Kansas City, KS. This is a perfect volunteer opportunity for families. Youthfront’s Grandparent Ministry plays a central role in providing needed volunteer help each month and we encourage families to volunteer together. 

This is a monthly opportunity and if interested in being part of our volunteer team, please opt in to our food distribution volunteer email list HERE.

2. Packing shelf-stable meals

Families, small groups, youth groups, churches and businesses have all made a difference packing meals with YF Neighborhood’s Something to Eat™ meal packing program. They are able to pack nutritious meals together from start to finish in a fun, upbeat atmosphere. Those shelf-stable meals are then distributed to our food pantry partners right here in Kansas City. Volunteering in this way makes a real difference in the lives of our neighbors. 

Please consider volunteering with us! 


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