Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) recently hosted a 24-hour rice packing event called “Feed the Body, Feed the Soul” focused on fighting poverty in northeast Wisconsin. The event took place from October 13-14 at Feeding America of Northeast Wisconsin.

Thanks to more than 900 volunteers who donated more than 2,700 hours of time, over 202,000 pounds of rice were packed. The rice will go to food pantries in 18 counties in northeast Wisconsin, providing food for a whole year. The rice packing event also featured live music from many local artists.

“We’re grateful that so many people donated their time and talent to help us fight poverty at this unique and fun event,” said Jodie Larsen, Oshkosh Corporation Vice President of Community Engagement. “We are committed to poverty reduction and this inaugural event is just one way we are doing that. We will continue to fight poverty in areas in which our team members live and work.”

In August 2017, Oshkosh Corporation hosted a musical series at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center partnering with The Refuge Foundation for the Arts and Fox Communities Credit Union. All ticket sales from the event were used to purchase rice for the rice packing event.

Oshkosh Corporation is committed to Making a Difference in People’s Lives and Feed the Body, Feed the Soul is just one of many ways that Oshkosh Corporation makes a difference in our communities.

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