Axonom Volunteers at Second Harvest Heartland

“Fight to End Hunger”

On Thursday, December 5, 2013, nineteen Axonom employees volunteered their time and effort to assist in Second Harvest Heartland’s mission to end hunger!

Axonom sorts, weighs and packs onions for local food shelves.Our task was to sort, weigh and pack onions (generously donated from a local farmer) into consumer-size packages. At the end of our shift, we packed 8,240 pounds of onions that were headed to local food shelves and soup kitchens to serve people at risk for hunger.

Second Harvest Heartland distributes more than 51 million pounds of food and grocery products annually to nearly 1,000 food shelves, soup kitchens, shelters and programs in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin.

“In preparation for our annual company summit, our executives came up with a great idea to create an activity that combines a team building exercise with group volunteering,” said Michael Bauer, marketing manager at Axonom. “In doing so, we were able to give back to the community while building internal employee relationships.”

Axonom sorts and packs 8,240 pounds of onions at Second Harvest Heartland.