Last month, the Community Connection team returned to Harvesters Community Food Network for a second year to help in the fight against hunger. Harvesters is a regional food bank serving 26 counties in the Kansas City metro, and #TeamScriptPro partnered with the organization in both 2018 and 2019 as part of our corporate volunteer program’s quarterly service events.
In 2018, 75 ScriptPro employees packed hundreds of backpacks and boxes for programs benefiting children and seniors during our inaugural group volunteering event. The Community Connection steering committee received positive feedback right away, as well as in our annual volunteer survey, that participants wanted to return. So, our event for Quarter 1 2019 was slated.
This year, the team sorted through thousands of onions and sweet potatoes as part of Harvester’s Hard 7 Food Drive. The Hard 7 is a list of fruits and vegetables that are favorites at food banks due to their long shelf lives, nutritional profiles, availability, and wide flavor appeal. Over the course of two hours, we sorted through several Smart-car-sized boxes full of the produce to pack family-sized bags for the Harvester’s shopping floor on their way to hungry families and seniors.
Through these two events, we’ve seen the powerful impact we have when we take time to serve and that everything is better together—even sorting through a few rotten onions and potatoes to pick out the quality product we’re proud to send into the community. Who knew that a sweet potato shaped like a flamingo could teach us so much?
Next month, Community Connection is heading to Theis Park in Kansas City to prepare for PanCAN’s PurpleStride. Employees will complete setup for the premier fundraising event for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Want to join us for the 5K on May 4? Sign up as a member of #TeamScriptPro and use registration code: FLAGSHIP.