Approximately 400 local Harris Corp. employees spent their lunch hour at the Harris Technology Center assembling 11,000 food packs that will be donated to The Children's Hunger Project. (Photo: MALCOLMN DENEMARK/FLORIDA TODAY)
HARRIS EMPLOYEES HAVE HEART
Harris Employees Actively Responding Together
Approximately 400 local Harris Corp. employees spent their lunch hour Wednesday at the Harris Technology Center assembling 11,000 food packs to be donated to The Children's Hunger Project. This was the kick off to the company's United Way campaign.
The Children’s Hunger Project feeds hungry kids on weekends during the school year, as many children who receive free or reduced school priced meals are left without adequate nutrition on the weekends. The project is designed to fill this gap by providing children in need with nutritious food they can take home and easily prepare on their own.
The event is part of Harris’ enterprise-wide service initiative called HEART (Harris Employees Actively Responding Together). HEART encourages employees to volunteer in support of their community by organizing events such as assembling summer STEM kits for elementary school students, providing hygiene kits for homeless veterans and families and packing food for low-income students.
Harris set a goal this year to raise $1.35 million for the United Way. Last year employees exceeded the company goal and Robert Duffy, Harris Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Administration, said that's the goal this year as well.