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Bright Spot: Harris Corp's HEART program

Our Bright Spot Tuesday night shines on employees at Harris Corporation. More than 200 workers took time out of their work day to help children in need. (WHAM photo)

(WHAM) - Our Bright Spot Tuesday night shines on employees at Harris Corporation.

More than 200 workers took time out of their work day to help children in need.

The workers helped to assemble 5,000 food packs during the day.

Those meals will be donated to Foodlink's Backpack Program, which feeds hungry children on weekends during the school year.

"In Rochester today, we have 28,000 students in the Rochester City School District and over 80 percent of those students are eligible for the free or reduced lunch program," said Adam Histed, one of the workers at Harris Corp. "So this program through Foodlink ensures those children have access to nutritious meals during the weekend."

Chris Pugh, another Harris worker, said he knows that everyone needs help at one point or another in their life. This time, he's the one offering the help.

"We've all had times in our lives when we've needed some help and my life is no different," Pugh said. "The employees at Harris recognize that and we want to give that back to the community so others can have that opportunity to have something in their lives."

The event is part of Harris' enterprise-wide service initiative called HEART.

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