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Harvesters Benefit Raffle

Midwest GameFest is holding a food drive and benefit event for Harvesters again this year. Help us help those in need by donating non-perishable foods at the Registration Desk. Each qualifying donated food item is good for one ticket at our benefit raffle drawing Saturday evening!

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


Every $1 helps Harvesters provide three meals.

How Does the Raffle Work?

By popular demand we are keeping the new "drop box" method we introduced in 2022.

  • Buy raffle tickets online or at Registration. Note: Attendees must be 21 to buy tickets.
  • Donate food items to get raffle tickets.
  • Put your raffle tickets into the raffle boxes for the bundle of things your want to win.
  • Saturday at 5pm we'll stop selling tickets and draw the winners.
  • Winners will be posted at 6pm and folks have until Sunday 2pm to claim their prizes at the Registration desk (during staffed hours).
  • Unclaimed prizes will be given away at the closing ceremony Sunday evening.

So, when you get done with your events at 6pm or so on Saturday, head over to Registration to check if you won!

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 2023, Harvesters distributed more than 56.7 million meals in our 26-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 760 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.