PrairieLand Partners in Marion donated two pallets of food — one completely filled with canned vegetables and the other with items like sugar and flour — to the Marion County Emergency Food Bank on Monday. The amount equaled 2,460 pounds of food.
The companies employees contributed more than $1,000 to buy all of the food. PrairieLand Partners was competing with the nine other stores in Kansas — McPherson, Emporia, Hutchinson, Wichita, Andale, Kingman, Anthony, and Winfield — to see which office could donate the most pounds of food.
“Hopefully it’s stuff the food bank can use,” PrairieLand manager Chad Gormley said. “We wanted to help the community, but it’s a competition too.”