Volunteers harvest corn for a cause in Wildorado
Sat, 16 Aug 2014 23:23:57 GMT —
Today's event, part of Snak Pak 4 Kids, has a long time goal to help feed families in our area. Today's Second Annual Corn Harvest event took place on a Wildorado farm, thanks to two families who donated their land and corn.
"There's definitely a need for help in our community, there are definitely hungry kids, the community has done a fantastic job of stepping up, we service just over 5,000 kids here and we have about 800 on a waiting list," said Ashley York.
The volunteers wasted no time picking, shuffling through rows of corn stalks and filling five-gallon buckets full of corn. This year, the group set a goal of doubling the production, hoping to pick 40,000 ears. In a matter of two hours, their goal was accomplished.
"I think this is a really good thing to do, I think more people should be aware of it so that more people come out and help do this," said volunteer, Mary Vessel.
After the corn was picked, bagged, and put on trucks, it was then going to be transported to seven predetermined local schools in the Amarillo School District.