KANSAS CITY — More than 100 Corbion employees worked with BEMA and Sosland Publishing Company staff members to pack ingredients for traditional holiday meals for thousands of families across the Kansas City region in the annual “Pack It Up for Harvesters” event on Oct. 17.

It was the tenth consecutive year that Corbion partnered with Harvester’s, a regional food bank that serves 26 counties in Missouri and Kansas. In a three-hour window, volunteers packed more than 11,000 meals that included nonperishable side dishes like green beans, stuffing and corn.

“The team at Corbion feels a very special connection to the tremendous work of the Harvesters organization,” said Andy Muller, executive vice-president of ingredient solutions at Corbion. “Our business plays an important role in helping to feed people all over the world, but it means a lot to us to help have a more direct impact in our own community.”

Since 2011, Corbion has worked with Harvesters to provide more than 280,000 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.