MKC Donates to Fight Hunger in Local Communities

Sep 24, 2020

Throughout the month of July, MKC employees banded together with the help of member-owners, vendors, community members and more to help fill the shelves of area food banks through their eighth annual MKC Food Drive. Despite the challenges COVID-19 presented, participating locations collected over 1,000 pounds of food that they donated to their local food bank.

Participating locations include Abilene, Burns, Groveland, Haven, Moundridge, Plains/Kismet and Walton. Four locations managed to collect over 100 pounds, and Haven collected the most at 320 pounds.

Since 2013, MKC has provided monetary donations to food banks in partnership with Land O’Lakes, Inc. Foundation. This year, the partnership committed over $21,700 to local food banks in 16 communities. The donations were a part of the cooperative’s annual stewardship efforts to alleviate hunger.

“This is an opportunity for us to assist the local food banks that provide meals and essential healthcare products to many people within our trade territory,” says Brad Stedman, president and CEO, MKC. “We are committed to addressing food insecurity in the communities we operate in and proud to support our local hunger relief agencies.”

Organizations benefitting from this year’s cash donations are: Abilene Area Food and Clothing Center, Emmanuel Mennonite Church, Flint Hills Breadbasket, Ottawa County Food Bank, Marion County Food Bank, McPherson County Food Bank, Gray County Food Pantry, Obadiah’s Pantry in Anthony, Northern Rice County Food Bank, Salina Emergency Aid Food Bank, Reno County Food Bank, Haskell County Food Pantry, Harvey County – Harvest of Love Program, Butler County Salvation Army, Liberal Food Pantry and Wellington Community Food Bank.