Harvesters

Harvesters

Harvesters4Each year Norris & Keplinger closes its doors for one day and donates its time to a local non-profit organization.  This year the firm chose Harvesters of Kansas City.

For those who have never heard of Harvesters, it is a community food bank that serves as many as 66,000 people every week.

Utilizing a network of more than 620 emergency food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, children’s homes, homes for the mentally disabled and shelters for battered persons, Harvesters distributes more than 35 million pounds of food to 26 different counties throughout Kansas.  Harvesters relies mostly on volunteers to accomplish this amazing work which is why the Norris & Keplinger team was anxious to lend a hand.  Here is what some of our team had to say:

“Of the many traditions we have here at Norris & Keplinger, this is by far my favorite.  It is so easy to get lost in all the work and forget about the thousands of people who would go hungry if organizations like Harvesters were not around.” – John Hicks

“I had never volunteered at Harvesters before and was amazed at how big an operation it was and the huge bins of donated canned food, boxed food and even fresh fruits and vegetables that needed to be sorted.  It felt good to help in even a small way.” – Janet Bucher

“I had just started working with this firm when I was told that we would be volunteering at Harvesters for a day instead of working in the office.  The experience was very enlightening and I gained an appreciation for how much work goes into feeding the hungry and how beneficial our time there was.” Brooke Bashaw

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If you’d like to learn more about Harvesters go to insideharvesters.org

 

 

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