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We See You: Gladstone Dodge donates money to feed over 200 families in need

Gladstone Dodge donates money to feed families in need
Posted at 6:05 PM, Dec 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-18 19:05:37-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo.  — The pandemic has caused many families in Kansas City area to struggle. Friday, Gladstone Dodge stepped up to help feed over nearly 250 families in need.

The company used the money it would normally use for its annual holiday Christmas party and donated it to the organization Feed Northland Kids.

The organization partners with Harvesters to provide children in the Northland with a back pack full of food.

According to the Feed Northland Kids, one in seven kids in the Northland go home hungry every day.

Chris Evans is the executive director at the organization and said the need for this help is even higher during the pandemic.

"A lot of it is because of this pandemic and people losing jobs and don't know what they're going to do and some of the stories we see and some of the families we see come through that just breaks your heart," Evans said. "So in order to do something this simple and know that that tiny little worry is is taking off somebody's shoulders or out of their heart, what a better way to spend your time, it's wonderful."

With the money donated Feed Northland Kids will be able to provide a week's worth of food to those families.

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