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Kansas Honors 30-Year Volunteer, WW II Vet in Yates Center

After 30 years of service, 96-year-old Murl Corbet is retiring from his work as a food distribution volunteer in Yates Center, Kansas.  Corbet is pictured with TEFAP East Region Community Relations Director Anita Cooper (left) and Economic and Employment Services Food Distribution Unit Manager Lori Slusser (right).  The Kansas Department for Children and Families facilitates food distribution that help nearly 154,000 low-income Kansans each year through TEFAP.  (Photo courtesy of KDCF)

The state of Kansas is honoring an army veteran who's spent the past 30 years volunteering to feed the hungry in his hometown. The Kansas Department for Children and Families has recognized 96-year-old Murl Corbet for helping distribute commodities to his community as part of the Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Program. Corbet, a former mayor of Yates Center, fought during World War II. He says he's just been honoring a commitment he made years ago.

Corbet helped turn Yates Center into a distribution center for the food assistance program. Today, it serves more than 200 local families. After three decades as a volunteer with the program, Corbet is finally retiring. On Monday, state officials presented him with a certificate of appreciation for his many years of service.

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