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This week the Microsoft Campus in Redmond will be visited by a group of extraordinary givers, doers, and all around community leaders. The Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs) are an exceptional group of professionals who come from a wide range of backgrounds and actively share their high-quality, real-world technical expertise with communities around the world.
The MVPs have come to Redmond for the 2011 MVP Global Summit which kicked off yesterday, however some of the attendees showed up early to help the greater Seattle community in an event known as “Geek Give.”
It all started bright and early Saturday morning when more than 60 MVPs and Microsoft employees—as well as some of their families—filled two large buses and headed to Northwest Harvest to help pack food and fight hunger in Washington State.
This was the second time they have come together for a GeekGive project. Organized by MVP Steve Andrews, last year GeekGive helped build a house for Habitat for Humanity at Tech-Ed in New Orleans. This year, they packed 10,000 lbs. of green beans, 4,896 lbs. of dry pasta, and 1,125 lbs. of grapefruit for more than 15,000 meals.
For more on the MVP Summit watch out for posts on the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Blog.
Find out more about this year’s Geek Give activities by reading Lonnie Webb ‘s post: Two Days of Giving and Deep Discussion-Before MVP Global Summit Even Starts!
Picture: MVPs work to package food at Northwest Harvest