Seven KEPCo staff members, along with eight staff members from KEC, volunteered their time in October at Harvesters Community Food Network (Harvesters). Harvesters provides food and related household products to more than 760 nonprofit agencies including emergency food pantries, community kitchens, homeless shelters, children’s homes, and others. The organization also offers education programs to increase community awareness of hunger and teach about good nutrition.
During the two-hour period, KEPCo and KEC employees boxed nine pallets of food (360 individual, multi-item boxes) to be distributed to senior adults in a multi-county region. “It’s rewarding to give back to Topeka and the surrounding communities by collaborating with co-workers and colleagues in assisting an agency that impacts the lives of so many individuals and families,” said Susan Cunningham, KEPCo SVP & General Counsel. “Additionally, it was a great activity to demonstrate the cooperative principle of concern for community,” said Cunningham.