Monday, June 2, 2014

Food Drive Nets More than 9,000 lbs

By Kerry Watson, Director of Communications

MKC employees Jeff Jones and Spencer Reames deliver food
items to the Reno County Food Bank.
The statistics for food insecure homes in Kansas are staggering. According to a study released March 31, 2014 by the Kansas Food Bank and Feeding America, the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization, the food budget needed by families struggling with hunger in Kansas each year is an estimated $164,968,840.

MKC employees joined together this past April to help fill the shelves of area food banks through their third annual food drive.  The drive netted more than 9,000 pounds of non-perishable food items.

"We know supplies for area food banks can be stressed during the summer," said Adam McDaniel member of the MKC Community Involvement Committee. "Through a collective effort, we can make a meaningful difference for so many families in our area."

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