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When Don retired from his teaching job at Park University back in 2005, he wanted to fill his days doing something concrete to help people in need. We’re so glad he chose to dedicate his time to Harvesters!
Don’s partnership has grown to include regular sorting and packing shifts at our warehouse, helping with events, visiting our partners to ensure compliance and passing out food. He fondly remembers sharing food around the Topeka area before our permanent facility was established there.
Don says working with Harvesters has opened his eyes to the level of need for food in the Kansas City area. He’s especially vocal about the problem of food waste locally.
"We need to save what’s good,” he says. “It’s hard to get contributions, and we need to be sensitive about what we throw away.”
Volunteering also made Don aware of the many efforts to alleviate hunger — and the many people who care about making a difference. He gives his time with a committed group of about 18 fellow volunteers from all over the community every Wednesday morning.
We’re so grateful to have caring, dedicated neighbors like Don working alongside us in the fight to end hunger. He encourages friends like you to join their ranks.
“It’s easy to fit in,” Don says of volunteering with Harvesters. “There’s always something in your range, skill set or to fit your liking.”
If you’re interested in volunteering, please click here.