Perfetti Van Melle employees make a difference for 2 nonprofits

Sandy Schneider at The Giving Fields

Sandy Schneider at The Giving Fields

Perfetti Van Melle (the maker of Mentos and Airheads candy) closed its North American headquarters in Erlanger, Kentucky, for a day in September so its 230 employees could help two nonprofits. This was the company’s ninth annual Community Day.

Employees worked at The Giving Fields in Melbourne, Kentucky, to harvest and sort food and mow, trim and weed the fields. The Giving Fields provides healthy, fresh food to people in need through its partner food pantries and soup kitchens.

Employees also gathered at Frederick Douglass Elementary in Walnut Hills to clean up and paint the playground, paint fences and the gym floor, do landscaping and work in the school vegetable garden.

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