It was harvesting season out on a few acres of land near Wildorado Saturday morning, but those crops won't be shipped off to any grocery stores.
Starting around eighty o'clock Saturday morning, volunteers for the Snack Pak 4 Kids program lended their helping hands to harvest some 20,000 ears of corn.
Wildorado farmer David Cleavinger donated two acres of his land and resources to grow the corn to be donated to kids and families in need in our community. An unconventional donation, maybe, but one the community was ready to stand behind nonetheless.
"I think what it is, is just an out of the box idea, to see if it'll work and then you have two companies that donate two trucks, Baldwin Distribution, and Affiliated. Then you have a ton of other people behind the scenes, making this possible," said Dyron Howell, founder of Snack Pak 4 Kids.
"It just shows when you throw an idea out there, our community will rally around an idea to help our kids. And that's what this really says, when you throw out an idea, this community will support that idea."
The group also delivered the corn to several local elementary school parking lots Saturday afternoon to have it then distributed to area families.