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Harvesters Check Out Campaign

By Laura Ziegler

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Kansas City, Missouri – Harvesters Community Food Network officials are asking people to be generous this holiday season with their Check Out coupons. They say the need is particularly great this year. Laura Ziegler reports.

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Harvesters spokesperson Karen Siebert says higher food prices and higher fuel prices are putting a greater strain than usual on their clientele.

That's why she says Harvesters is hoping the Check-Out Hunger campaign will be something more people consider this season.

Siebert says the campaign, now in its 16th year, is a simple concept. Customers can add a coupon for one, five, or ten dollars to their grocery bill at many participating food stores in the metro area.

Tape- Karen Siebert: And we have raised over 2 million dollars since 1992 which is amazing when you think in 1 and 5 and 10 dollar gifts. With every 1 dollar donated to Harvesters we can provide 5 meals.

Harvesters hopes to surpass last year's goal of 248 thousand dollars with the support of local grocers and the community.

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