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Last year, individuals, organizations and corporations held more than 3,650 food drives for Harvesters. Two of these food drives received special recognition through the Circle of Hope awards.
Shaye Daniels, Liberty, Mo., received the Food and Fund Drive Individual award for her efforts to secure food donations for Harvesters. Anyone, and six-year-old Shaye Daniels shows that anyone, at any age, can make a difference in fighting hunger. One day while eating a meal, Shaye’s mother told her there are children in the community who don’t always have food to eat like Shaye does. Shaye understood what her mother told her and decided to take action. She designed and made puppets and wrote and put on a puppet show to raise money for Harvesters. When she and her brothers went to the store to buy nutritious food to donate, they were able to purchase 214 pounds of food which provided 179 meals.
A second award for Food and Fund Drive was presented to Corbion, Lenexa, Kan. For more than five years, Corbion and its employees have taken time to give back to their community through their generous donations of time and money. Corbion has donated more than $40,000 per year to purchase nonperishable food items for Harvesters’ Holiday Boxes and the company’s employees volunteer their time to pack the boxes. These boxes provide all the side dishes needed for a holiday meal for families in need throughout the holiday season. Since 2011, Corbion’s generosity has provided nearly 32,000 holiday boxes, providing 160,000 meals for hungry families. In addition, employees also raised more than $17,000 and 6,800 pounds of food, providing an additional 56,667 meals. Here are their stories – Shaye Daniels and Corbion.
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