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Trig’s kicks off 11th annual Stuff-A-Truck food drive
Story By Maya Reese
Local News Published 02/24/2021 3:17PM
Wausau - Trig's grocery is kicking off its 11th annual Stuff-A-Truck food drive February 24 through March 17, benefitting local food pantries.
Last year, the food 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. 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, purchase a pinup in any denomination that will be displayed in the store or round up their grocery bill. Due to the pandemic, Trig's asks that guests do not bring in items from home, but encourage 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 semitrailer with food and personal hygiene items to stock the shelves in local food pantries at a time of year when donations are greatly needed.
"Collaborating with these groups to meet the needs in the areas that we live and work in is at the core of our mission. We want to give back to the communities that have been so good to us," Bob Jaskolski, President of T.A. Solberg Co. said.
The 11th annual Stuff-A-Truck will benefit the following organizations:
Wausau: The Neighbors' Place
Everest Metro: Peyton's Promise
Stevens Point: Community Thrift Store of Portage County
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.