For the Kansas City Chiefs November 26 matchup against the Buffalo Bills, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) and the Chiefs selected Jessica Kejr, director of program services for Harvesters – The Community Food Network, to be honored as the Blue KC Chiefs Kingdom Champion. Prior to kickoff, Kejr received on-field recognition and conducted the ceremonial first pass before touring the Chiefs broadcast booth and enjoying the game.
On staff with Harvesters since 2010, Kejr works daily to help fulfill the Harvesters mission of feeding the hungry today and working to end hunger tomorrow. Based in Kansas City, Harvesters serves as a regional food bank for a 26-county area of northwestern Missouri and northeastern Kansas. It also provides food and related household products to more than 620 not-for-profit agencies and offers educational programs to increase community awareness of hunger and teach others about good nutrition.
“I am endlessly impressed and inspired by the good work that is happening through our network of agency partners,” said Kejr, who works directly with the partner organizations in programming and day-to-day operations. “Each one is doing something, big or small, to respond to the needs in their community. They are operating robust food pantries or produce distributions, serving healthy meals to kids and families, connecting people to additional resources, advocating for strong federal programs and so much more. And we are working to strengthen and equip these agency partners so we can serve people in a way that helps move toward client stability and healthy communities. It’s exciting work!”
Before each home game this season, Blue KC and the Chiefs will honor individuals who make Kansas City a better place to live, work and play. Learn more about how you can nominate a Blue KC Chiefs Kingdom Champion.