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Benefit Raffle

Help Support a Great Cause and Have Fun While Doing It!

Midwest GameFest Online is once again holding a food drive and benefit event for Harvesters again this year. Help us help those in need by purchasing raffle tickets online. Join us for our benefit raffle Saturday at 7:00pm!

Remember, every $1 helps Harvesters provide three meals.

How to Participate

Make sure you've got a badge and then raffle tickets. Buy lots to help support Harvesters.

Watch the live stream on Twitch Saturday at 7pm.

» View the Streaming Schedule


New Procedure

IMPORTANT: This year we are changing our online auction format!

  1. Wait until the raffle items are listed in the catalog, below.
  2. Buy tickets for each item or bundle you want a chance to win. You must have a badge to buy tickets.
  3. At the end of the raffle, we will cut off sales.
  4. Then we will randomly select a winner from the tickets purchased for each item and announce the winner live on Twitch!
  5. Winners don't have to be present to win.

Note: Free raffle tickets aren't included with badges to help with the administration of the raffle. All tickets must be purchased.

Raffle Items Catalog

This year we've got some great raffle items, including physical and digital products donated by our gracious sponsors.

» View the Raffle Items

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.
  • Of 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.