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Snack Pak 4 Kids Corn Harvest
By Veronica Dietrich | email@example.com
It was a day of giving for hundreds of people in Amarillo.
People of all ages came together to help harvest more than 40,000 ears of corn for the second year of the Snack Pak 4 Kids Corn Harvest.
Wildorado farmer David Cleavinger says last year they helped about 1,800 families.
This year they're planning on helping 4,000.
Cleavinger says, "we've had about double the production. We had about 300 volunteers in the field this morning, harvested the corn, put them in the refrigerated trucks and brought them to seven schools in the northeast amarillo area."
Rogers Elementary, Carver Elementary, Sanborn and Easteridge Elementary are some of the schools who got a special delivery this afternoon.
Volunteer Kaylee Gruhlkey says, "it makes me feel good to give back to somebody and to give to them maybe an opportunity that they didn't have."
"Part of it is to get the bond between the student and the teacher, where the teachers are giving out snack paks and the corn before we start school next week," says Cleavinger.
Gruhlkey says, "giving it to the families that are in need and just really loving on them is truly what we're doing."
Cleavinger tells us the volunteers, donations, sponsors and community support made this year's corn harvest a success.
He says, "we just appreciate everyone who came out because without those volunteers, we couldn't have done any of this."
"It's been an awesome experience and I can't wait til next year," says Gruhlkey.