Trig’s kicks off 11th annual Stuff-A-Truck food drive
Drive will benefit Tomahawk-area food pantries, other organizations
Courtesy of Trig’s
WAUSAU – The Stuff-A-Truck food drive, held every year by Trig’s, kicked off on Wednesday, Feb. 24 and is set to last through March 17.
This year marks the 11th iteration of the annual food drive, which benefits local food pantries and other organizations.
Trig’s said last year’s drive raised a record $15,600 in the seven communities where Trig’s stores are located.
“This year, more than ever, Trig’s associates are hoping to beat that record,” Trig’s said in a release. “Funds are used to purchase non-perishable foods and hygiene products that each pantry specifically needs.”
Guests can help by purchasing a pre-packaged bag of items displayed at each Trig’s store, purchasing a pinup in any denomination that will be displayed in the store, or rounding up their grocery bill. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Trig’s asks that guests do not bring in items from home, but encourages guests to participate in other ways.
“Trig’s and the Stuff-A-Truck food drive collaborate with local communities and service organizations to literally stuff a semi trailer with food and personal hygiene items to stock the shelves in local food pantries at a time of year when donations are greatly needed,” Trig’s stated.
The 11th annual Stuff-A-Truck will benefit the following organizations:
- Tomahawk: Tomahawk United Methodist Church Food Pantry, Nokomis Food Pantry
- Rhinelander: Rhinelander Food Pantry
- Minocqua: Lakeland Food Pantry & Boulder Junction Food Pantry
- Eagle River: Three Lakes Christian Food Pantry, Vilas Food Pantry, Headwaters Food Pantry, Inc.
- Wausau: The Neighbors’ Place
- Everest Metro: Peyton’s Promise
- Stevens Point: Community Thrift Store of Portage County
“Collaborating with these groups to meet the needs in the areas that we live and work in is at the core of our mission,” said Bob Jaskolski, President of T.A. Solberg Co. “We want to give back to the communities that have been so good to us.”