Laura Hughes-Zahner and her husband Tom are always on the move here at Harvesters. 

“You know, everyone needs a little food in their belly and if you can kind of help that out, why not? It’s a heck of a lot better than sitting on the couch,” Tom Zahner said. 

“I’m a physical therapist so I can never get enough exercise.  I’m always trying to get more steps and more activity. Especially when you come from a long day of work, I think you feel tired, but when you do something like this it really just gives you more energy,” said Laura Hughes-Zahner. 

The couple had volunteered periodically before the pandemic, but now they typically come work at our Kansas City warehouse twice a week. 

“It breaks your heart that there are so many people that need this, but I think Harvesters is such a great program and I’m happy to be a part of it and to do my part,” Laura said. 

The couple knows you will find volunteering here both an enjoyable and rewarding experience. 

“There’s so many things you feel you have no control over [in the world] and this is something we can do at a community level that impacts people every day,” said Laura. 

“At the end of the day, if somebody’s got a little more food in their belly, they might make better decisions, they might do better at school,” said Tom Zahner. “So it’s really kind of a win-win.” 

We welcome you to join Tom & Laura in the fight against hunger at www.harvesters.orrg/givetime.