KCK native, actor Eric Stonestreet donates 200,000 meals to KC’s Harvesters


KANSAS CITY, MO – JUNE 19: Actor Eric Stonestreet reacts after being thrown out during the Big Slick Celebrity Softball Game at Kauffman Stadium on June 19, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri. Big Slick celebrity weekend raises money for Children’s Mercy Cancer Center. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Thousands of meals will soon be coming to local families in need thanks to KCK native Eric Stonestreet.

The actor announced Wednesday that he’s donating 200,000 meals to Harvesters Community Food Network in Kansas City.

“Lindsay and I love our hometown and want to help do what we can,” the Modern Family star wrote on Twitter.

He called upon his followers to do what they can to give back to their communities as the coronavirus affects families not only in Kansas City but across the country and world.

Based in Kansas City, Harvesters is a regional food bank that serves a 26-county area covering NW Missouri and NE Kansas. The nonprofit provides food and household goods to hundreds of other nonprofits.

“Normally they rely heavily on donated food, but they need the community’s support to make sure they have the resources to help families and children in need.”

Stonestreet isn’t the first Kansas City star to make a big donation to Harvesters.

RELATED: Mahomes’ foundation donates $100K to local organizations plus 15K meals to Harvesters

Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill together donated 33,000 meals after Hill challenged his teammates to give back.

Through his foundation, “15 and the Mahomies,” the Chiefs QB also donated $100,000 to Kansas City public school lunch programs and other local organizations providing meals and household items for families in need.



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