Neighboring Businesses Work Together to Raise Donations

November 25, 2016

Volunteers help load non-perishable food items gathered for the Salvation Army.

The Annual Food Drive to support the Salvation Army – Fox Cities exceeded its 2016 goal of collecting 500 bags of food for those in need in the area. 

“We collected the equivalent of 605 bags of groceries this year,” said Patti Abraham of Baker Tilly. Baker Tilly once again was chief organizer of the drive. 

During November, businesses in and around the Highway 41 and Ballard Road area accepted the challenge of filling the Festival Foods Big Cart that, at 12.5 feet high and 18 feet long, can hold 496 bags of groceries.

“Our total was 13% more than last year’s,” said Abraham. “It was more than enough food to fill the Festival Food Big Cart once, and then some.”

The drive is annually one of the largest for the Salvation Army – Fox Cities. 

"We are extremely blessed and thankful for the continued support of the good people at Baker Tilly and their supporting sponsors," said Major David Minks, corps officer for the Fox Cities Salvation Army. "This one and one-half tons of much needed food items will be immediately utilized by local families in need."