Non-perishable items collected during the month of June will be donated to local food pantries. Donations will be kept in the county they were donated in as much as possible, depending on the capacity of the food pantry and need.Jason Creed, Director of Energy Operations and Community Involvement Committee member, said that the food drive is an excellent way to involve employees as well as customers and producers.
Bags to return donations in will be handed out to clients and producers as they travel to and from the co-op during harvest.A competition has been established between the northern and southern districts to see who can collect the most food, with 500 pounds being the minimum goal for each district.
This is the second project of the recently formed Community Involvement Committee; the first was a month long blood drive that ran during May. The Community Involvement Committee was formed after the MKC Way Committee conducted three employee focus groups and found that employees of MKC wanted to be more involved in their communities.