DAYTON — In partnership with Good Neighbor House, local Cargill employees hosted a holiday event to feed those in need, Sunday, Dec. 9.
Approximately 70 Cargill employees volunteered at Sunday’s event, feeding 300 local residents at the Dayton Convention Center.
“Our purpose at Cargill is to nourish the world with the food people and animals need to thrive,” said Josh Witter, Cargill Cares Council member. “While we live this mission all year, it has extra special meaning during the holiday season. We were glad to partner with Good Neighbor House to host this event and support those in need in our local community.”
In addition to the free meal, residents also enjoyed raffle prizes and a visit from Santa.
“We appreciate Cargill’s support in helping us provide nourishment and good cheer in Dayton,” said Michelle Collier, COO, Good Neighbor House. “This event was a great success, and we look forward to working with them again in the future.”
Cargill volunteers included employees and their families from facilities in Sidney, Brookville, Lewisburg and Dayton. The event was organized by the Greater Miami Valley Cargill Cares Council, an employee-led group that identifies opportunities for employees to serve the local public.
Over this past year, the councils combined to provide more than $400,000 in donations and 9,500 volunteer hours to the community. A joint donation of $100,000 was given to Good Neighbor House at the event to support its continued operations.