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Block Real Estate Services donates more than 10,000 meals in Kansas City

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Kansas City-based Block Real Estate Services employees had a big goal: They wanted to provide 1,000 meals to Harvesters, a community food pantry based in Kansas City, by creating a contest that would unfold during a nine-day period. Block Real Estate Services departments were charged to come up with their own creative ways to get their team members to participate.

Kansas City-based Block Real Estate Services employees had a big goal: They wanted to provide 1,000 meals to Harvesters, a community food pantry based in Kansas City, by creating a contest that would unfold during a nine-day period. Block Real Estate Services departments were charged to come up with their own creative ways to get their team members to participate.

Once the contest began, the ideas came. They ranged from having a silent auction, holding a biscuits and gravy day, baking homemade pastries and hot apple cider, holding a golf putt for a prize contest and guessing the number of beans in a jar.  These employee efforts resulted in overstuffed barrels of food at Block's corporate office and many of the firm's managed and owned properties.

The most donations came from the Administration/ IT/ Construction team, which raised enough money and food donations for Harvesters to provide 3,985 meals.

Overall, Block employees donated a total of 10,373 meals by fund-raising. At five meals for every dollar, that means the employees raised $2,074.60 in just nine days.