Kansas Food Bank Receives Big Donation

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) A competition among employees of a Wichita company has resulted in a large and especially timely donation to the Kansas Food Bank.

The Wichita Eagle reports that 7,000 pounds of food and beverages contributed by workers at Leading Technology Composites were delivered Tuesday.

The Kansas Food Bank serves hundreds of soup kitchens and food pantries in 85 counties. Director Brian Walker says the food bank has distributed nearly 11 million meals so far this year.

Walker says most of those in need are working people. After the holidays, Walker said, the number of needy usually rises as companies lay off temporary seasonal workers.

Departments at Leading Technology Composites compete annually to see which can donate the most food. The company says the average employee donation amounts to 133 pounds.