In what is becoming an MVP Global Summit tradition, community members from around the world arrived a couple of days before the official kick-off of the event to contribute their time and energy to helping those in need.

Fifty-five members of the MVP community jumped on buses yesterday morning and headed to Northwest Harvest to pack more than 7,500 pounds of food for northwest families who have fallen on hard times--the equivalent of 5,769 meals!

MVPs came from as far away as Kuwait, Japan and the United Kingdom to contribute to this annual GeekGive event.

Masterminded by former MVP (and current Microsoft employee) Steve Andrews, GeekGive began a few years ago when members of the MVP community came together before TechEd to help build a home in New Orleans for Habitat for Humanity.

Check out GeekGive in action at Northwest Harvest!