'Giving back to the community is at the core of what the company is'
EUGENE, Ore. -- A Eugene non-profit group is feeding 75 people with life-threatening conditions each week this year.
The group said it's not an easy task, but Saturday they received some assistance.
The Positive Community Kitchen is getting some much needed help around their garden.
"There's a lot to do," Positive Community Kitchen spokesperson Megan Richter said.
Usually there's only five volunteers working the garden on a Saturday, but this Saturday saw more than a hundred ensuring the garden's success, all of them from Royal Caribbean Cruises.
"We are very excited to be here and to be doing what we are doing today," Royal Caribbean Cruise spokesperson Michelle Kemper said.
"Giving back to the community is at the core of what the company is," Kemper said.
It's a part of Royal Caribbean's GIVE Day. Each year on this day they give back to organizations that help the community.
"A non-profit like this that we can contribute to in such a big way is huge for us," Kemper said.
Even though they only spend a few hours on the garden, it will put Positive Community Kitchen months ahead of schedule.
The program uses their farmed food to make a week's full of organic meals, and in each week of 2017, those meals will be hand delivered to 75 people facing life-threatening diseases in Lane County.
"The most important thing to me is that this is my community; I want to work and share love," Richter said.
Richter said because of Saturday's help, the garden is more efficient, making a nutritious food delivery for those fighting for their lives a little easier.