Archive for Wednesday, January 14, 2009

De Soto Legacy 4-H Club lends hand to Harvester’s

January 14, 2009

The Legacy 4-H Club of De Soto, spent the afternoon of Saturday, Dec.20, volunteering at Harvesters Community Food Network.

Harvester’s is Kansas City’s food bank, and collects food and household items from individuals and companies and then redistribute the items to local food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters and others in need.Each week they will feed up to 60,000 people, and 43 percent of those are children. Last year, they distributed more than 24 million pounds of food and this year the expect the numbers to exceed 30 million.

Volunteers are important to Harvesters since they do the work of 53 full-time employees each year. The Legacy Club volunteers were involved in packaging drinks, such as water, juice and sports drinks and sorting, boxing and weighing of canned vegetables. Green beans are by far the most donated vegetable.

As club member, John Maddock said “Working at Harvester’s is fun and you are helping to feed hungry people.”

If, you are interested in volunteering at Harvesters, you can visit their website at

The Legacy 4-H Club of De Soto meets at 6:30pm on the third Monday of the month at the De Soto United Methodist Church, 8760 Kill Creek Rd.every month.

Julia Maddock, Reporter

Legacy 4-H Club


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