SYP announces fall food drive results

From left, Community Engagement Chair Abby McMullin, Public Relations Chair Nicole Cooke and Vice President Lee Whited, along with his daughter Tayen, drop off almost 600 pounds of food Nov. 23 at Open Door after it was collected during the Sedalia Young Professionals’ second annual fall food drive.

From left, Community Engagement Chair Abby McMullin, Public Relations Chair Nicole Cooke and Vice President Lee Whited, along with his daughter Tayen, drop off almost 600 pounds of food Nov. 23 at Open Door after it was collected during the Sedalia Young Professionals’ second annual fall food drive.

Sedalia Young Professionals donate almost 600 pounds of food to Open Door

SEDALIA, Mo. (Dec. 29, 2015) – Sedalia Young Professionals had another successful fall food drive, as it collected almost 600 pounds of food for Open Door Ministries’ food pantry.

Thanks to the generosity of the Sedalia community, SYP members were able to collect canned goods through a Nov. 12 food drive at Walmart, 3201 W. Broadway Blvd. SYP also collected $139.83 in monetary donations to give to Open Door.

“We’re glad our second annual fall food drive was a success so we could help local families in need during the holiday season,” said SYP President Kevin Wade.

Donations were also collected by employees at Sierra Bullets and a donation box was placed at Reader’s World in the State Fair Shopping Center.

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The Sedalia Young Professionals (SYP) is a group to bring young career-minded people together to promote community service, social engagement and professional development in the Sedalia area. Membership is comprised of young professionals between the age of 21 and 40 who either pay yearly dues or are employed by a company that is a member of the Sedalia Area Chamber of Commerce. Members participate in monthly meetings and quarterly social, community involvement and professional development events.