GRANDVIEW, MO. — Corbion’s ninth annual “Pack It Up for Harvesters” brought Kansas City businesses together to pack more than 10,000 holiday meals for Harvesters, a regional food bank that serves 26 counties in Missouri and Kansas.

Held Oct. 18 at the ingredient supplier’s distribution center, more than 150 employees from Corbion, Sosland Publishing Company, BEMA, Anderson Partners and Winco Fireworks packaged non-perishable foods that could be used to create meals. Winco, which operates next to Corbion’s distribution center, provided warehouse space and forklifts for the food drive.

“Our ‘Pack It Up for Harvesters’ event is always a special day for Corbion employees, who have become quite invested in making a difference for the Harvesters cause in the Kansas City area,” said Andy Muller, executive vice-president, Biobased Ingredients, Corbion. “But having our friends and neighbors at Winco lend their space and their support this year just reinforces the pride we take in being a part of this community.”

Since 2011 Corbion has worked with Harvesters to provide more than 270,000 meals to Kansas City families in need. The annual event combines employees’ monetary contributions with a corporate gift to purchase food donations. Harvesters then distributes the meals across the metropolitan area during the holidays.