LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – A former student at Winburn Middle School receives help from his employer and colleagues to give back to the community.
From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays, you can stop by the school for a food drive to collect food for your family.
“Our associates organized a food drive,” said Johnathan Parker, a local Amazon official and representative of Amazon’s Black Employee Network. “We wanted to support our local schools and help the children during the summer months and make sure they were fed when school was over.”
Another manager, Jaurice Garrison, who helped plan the event, has a special connection to this place.
“For me, it’s a college that I attended about ten to twelve years ago. So I felt it was good for me to give back to a school that helped me get into the position I am currently in. So that’s one of the reasons I chose this school to give back to the community that gave me, ”said Garrison.
As for the food on the walk on Saturday, most were donations, not only from local families, but also from Amazon itself.
“It’s always a rewarding experience to be able to give back. We’ve all got to where we are not just on Amazon, but in our lives with the support of other people, ”said Johnathan Lloyd, another local Amazon manager.
Lloyd said he was honored that Amazon is giving its workers the opportunity and support to give back, and that they hope to continue to help.
“We’re working with another local school where we’ve already dropped out, and we’re hoping to continue doing things like this… you know forever,” Parker said.
This isn’t the first food drive they’ve done this year, and they held another one last April. In addition, they hope to run more campaigns throughout the summer to help families in need. The group also painted a mural to help “beautify” their community.
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