Whirlpool Learns to 'Pack Away Hunger'

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Whirlpool Learns to 'Pack Away Hunger'

By Tony Wittkowski
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Whirlpool Corporation employees use training to help non-profit Pack Away Hunger @WhirlpoolCorp http://bit.ly/2fM6b9v

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Erich Kirchner, right, joins fellow Whirlpool Corp. employees as they put together nutritional packets for the non-profit organization Pack Away Hunger. Photo credit: Herald-Palladium

Whirlpool Corp. employees put together nutritional packets for the nonprofit organization Pack Away Hunger. Photo credit: Herald-Palladium

Whirlpool Corp. employee John Maddox, right, helps box together nutritional packets for the nonprofit organization Pack Away Hunger. Photo credit: Herald-Palladium

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 8:55am

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BENTON HARBOR — Erich Kirchner spent his Friday at work packing rice and other amenities into boxes.

Kirchner and more than 170 other Whirlpool Corp. employees at the Riverview Campus in Benton Harbor were packing nutritional packets of nonperishable food into boxes for Pack Away Hunger.

The process required groups of workers to pack items in an assembly line using a Whirlpool model known as continuous improvement.

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Keywords: Social Impact & Volunteering | Community Involvement | Day of Service | Fighting Poverty | Hunger Relief | Non-Profits | Pack Away Hunger | Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives | Positive Change | Skills-Based Volunteering | Social Change

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