Duke donates $5,000 to Buddy Pack program

July 17, 2013

in Local

COLUMBIA, MO – Their reputation is stainless and their heart is golden.

Duke Manufacturing, Inc. donated $5,000 to the Buddy Pack program last week, making sure 27 more elementary school students in Sedalia won’t be hungry on weekends during the school year.

“Duke sees the big picture and the details in hunger-relief,” said Peggy Kirkpatrick, CEO at The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri. “The stainless steel tables they donated to The Food Bank last year allow more than 38,000 volunteers to package food for our pantries,” Kirkpatrick said, “and this year’s donation will pay for food for hungry children in Pettis County.”

Though Duke’s international headquarters is in Saint Louis, their manufacturing facility is in Sedalia, where they design and manufacture food service solutions for companies including Subway and Burger King as well as School Systems, Colleges and Healthcare facilities.

“We feel this is a great opportunity to give back and truly appreciate the work the Central and Northeast Missouri Food Bank does for our community,” said Jack Hake, Duke’s CEO.

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