Category Archives: Success Stories

Success Stories

Thank You Christmas Bureau Adopters and Donors!

With just a week to go before Christmas, all households that applied and qualified for Christmas Bureau were officially adopted! Director of Volunteer Engagement Kimberly Wolff, Christmas Bureau Coordinator Bobbi Hines, and Lee Schwartz and the rest of our volunteers worked alongside se2 programmers to take in and process more than 1,900 applications.  Although warm… Read More »

You Rocked it Again!

In addition to 1,100 pounds collected on site, Double Diamond Sponsor Prairie Band Casino and Resort collected food for the entire month of December. We just got this email from Harvesters: I wanted to give you the final results for the Prairie Band Casino Donation and United Rocks grand total!  Yesterday the driver picked up… Read More »

Holly’s Story

Holly is a mother of four awesome kids and has been participating in the Heat Up Topeka program for 9 months.  She has struggled with her weight especially since having her last child.   Her busy schedule and hectic lifestyle made it difficult to adopt new behaviors like consistent exercise and healthier eating. The opportunity provided by this… Read More »

Couple gets access to healthy foods

Gardell and his wife moved to Topeka from Kansas City about four years ago. They appreciate the small-town feel of their neighborhood, especially the New Hope Food Pantry, a Harvesters partner agency right around the corner from their home. Although they’re in their 60s, the couple is active and both work full-time – he at… Read More »