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Last day to Fill The Fridge for Harvester's

Posted: 12:01 PM, Sep 08, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-09 02:43:18Z

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Saturday is the last day to donate perishable foods items for Fill the Fridge.

People from the Kansas City area have been giving back all week to those in need during the seventh annual event to benefit Harvester's.

Volunteers of all ages showed up bright and early in northern Kansas City to help on the final day.

"We wanted to help people that are really hungry and can't afford food," volunteer Lily Johnson said.

She and some friends were handing out fliers and collecting donations as well as encouraging others to get involved.

"Because it's the right thing to do," volunteer Kady Catherson said.

One shopper allowed 41 Action News to tag along as he meandered through the store, picking up a few items for Fill the Fridge. Doug Rogers of Liberty said it's sad knowing so many people go hungry every day in Kansas City.

"We are a incredibly wealthy country; we are a incredibly wealthy city," he said. "In the time I've lived here, (I'm) just amazingly proud for how much generosity is in this city. But (that) doesn't change the fact that there children and families that go without. There is always more we could do."

He hopes others pitch in as well.

"Because it makes you feel better to help somebody else," Rogers said.

Organizers were thrilled with the response from the community during the last week.

"When we see customers come out just for the sole purpose of coming in and donating and not even grocery shopping for themselves, it makes us feel like we are on the right track," Price Chopper spokesperson Jessica Crozier said.