Tomahawk United Methodist Church, Nokomis food pantries benefit from Trig’s food drive
For the Tomahawk Leader
TOMAHAWK – Trig’s 11th annual Stuff-A-Truck food drive wrapped up Wednesday, March 17, bringing in $21,000 worth of food and cash donations to benefit local communities.
Among the organizations benefitting from the drive were the Tomahawk United Methodist Church Food Pantry and the Nokomis Food Pantry.
“Trig’s and the Stuff-A-Truck food drive collaborate with local communities and service organizations to literally stuff a semitrailer with food and personal hygiene items to stock the shelves in local food pantries,” Trig’s stated in a release.
The food drive started Feb. 24 and ran through March 17. The annual event took place at all seven Trig’s locations. During that time, Trig’s guests helped by purchasing pre-packed bags of items each pantry in that community requested, by purchasing a pinup or by rounding up their grocery bill.
Trig’s noted that some locations had so many pre-packed bags that they were running out of space to store them and dropped them off at the pantries throughout the three-week period.
The 11th annual Stuff-A-Truck also benefited the following organizations:
- 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
This year, donations were noted “more than ever,” Trig’s noted.
“Trig’s associates are proud to have beaten the previous year’s Stuff-A-Truck record of $15,600,” the company stated.