With Thanksgiving just around the corner, each of our Wimsatt branches have partnered with local Food Banks to gather non-perishable food items to help those in need in our communities.

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and all of the other holidays we celebrate are quick to follow. During this time of year we're rushing to prepare our homes for guests, we run to the store for last-minute items, and place online orders for gifts, all in an effort to spend time with our family members. We sit down for meals together and take time to ensure everyone is well cared for, happy, and thriving.

Though the people in our lives are what make the holidays special, at the center of our holiday interactions are the meals we prepare. What would our holiday gatherings be without those meals? Surrounding us and our families are community members that may not have the means to provide a meal to sit down to this holiday. It's more common than you might think. Regardless of their situation and for the betterment of everyone in our communities, everyone deserves to have a holiday family meal and to have a sustained means of keeping their loved ones fed.

We're reaching out to help them

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Each of our Wimsatt branches have partnered with local food banks to help gather food to provide assistance to those members of our community who need it most. These organizations provide not only food assistance, but education on nutrition and education on self-sufficiency as well. When we promote organizations like these food banks we promote the communities our families live in and rely on.

We believe you can help

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For Thanksgiving and the upcoming holidays, our branches are collecting food items until November 22nd right in our showrooms. Each food bank has specific needs at all times (listed below), but all non-perishable foods are greatly appreciated!

 

Will you join us & prove that we can fight hunger?

Gleaners of Taylor, Pontiac, & Warren

Wayne: Gleaners of Taylor

Meats, Vegetables, & Fruits:
Canned chicken, salmon, tuna (enveloped also great), northern beans, black beans, pinto beans, potatoes, peas, whole tomatoes, mixed veggies, carrots, peaches, oranges, pineapple, pears, mixed fruit, spaghetti sauce, salsa.
Dry Grains, Nuts, & Starches:
White & brown rice (not flavored rice please), white & whole grain pasta (not canned please).
Kitchen & Pantry Staples:
Peanut butter, almond butter, sunflower seeds.

Gleaners of Taylor, Pontiac, & Warren

Waterford: Gleaners of Pontiac

Meats, Vegetables, & Fruits:
Canned chicken, salmon, tuna (enveloped also great), northern beans, black beans, pinto beans, potatoes, peas, whole tomatoes, mixed veggies, carrots, peaches, oranges, pineapple, pears, mixed fruit, spaghetti sauce, salsa.
Dry Grains, Nuts, & Starches:
White & brown rice (not flavored rice please), white & whole grain pasta (not canned please).
Kitchen & Pantry Staples:
Peanut butter, almond butter, sunflower seeds.

Gleaners of Taylor, Pontiac, & Warren

Sterling Heights: Gleaners of Warren

Meats, Vegetables, & Fruits:
Canned chicken, salmon, tuna (enveloped also great), northern beans, black beans, pinto beans, potatoes, peas, whole tomatoes, mixed veggies, carrots, peaches, oranges, pineapple, pears, mixed fruit, spaghetti sauce, salsa.
Dry Grains, Nuts, & Starches:
White & brown rice (not flavored rice please), white & whole grain pasta (not canned please).
Kitchen & Pantry Staples:
Peanut butter, almond butter, sunflower seeds.

Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank

Toledo: Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank

Meats, Vegetables, & Fruits:
Tuna, chicken, ham, salmon, soup, all vegetables & fruit.
Dry Grains, Nuts, & Starches:
Whole grain pasta, white & brown rice, macaroni & cheese, cereal, dry beans, boxed meals.

Kitchen & Pantry Staples:
Peanut butter, boxed juice drinks, powdered milk, apple sauce, canola oil.

The Salvation Army of Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids: The Salvation Army

Meats, Vegetables, & Fruits:
Tuna, chicken, ham, salmon, potatoes, soup, stew, beans, mixed vegetables, yams, green beans, carrots, corn, cranberry sauce, peaches, oranges, pineapple, soup.
Dry Grains, Nuts, & Starches:
Whole grain pasta, brown rice, macaroni, spaghetti noodles, oatmeal, dry beans, instant mashed potatoes, stuffing mix, nuts, seeds, cereal, popcorn kernels, dried fruit.
Kitchen & Pantry Staples:
Peanut butter, powdered milk, boxed juice drinks, apple sauce, canola oil, olive oil, pasta sauce, crackers, herbs & spices, honey, syrup, granola bars.

Greater Lansing Food BankLansing: Greater Lansing Food Bank

Meats, Vegetables, & Fruits:
Tuna, chicken, stews, chilis, soups.
Dry Grains, Nuts, & Starches:
Whole grain pasta, white & brown rice, oatmeal, boxed meals, instant meals.
Kitchen & Pantry Staples:
Peanut butter, complete meal kits.

City Rescue Mission Saginaw

Saginaw: City Rescue Mission Saginaw

Meats, Vegetables, & Fruits:
Corn, green beans, peas, tomato sauce.
Dry Grains, Nuts, & Starches:
Whole grain pasta, white & brown rice, macaroni & cheese, cereal, dry beans, spaghetti noodles, oatmeal, instant mashed potatoes, nuts, seeds.
Kitchen & Pantry Staples:
Peanut butter, boxed juice drinks, powdered milk, apple sauce, canola oil, olive oil, pasta sauce, crackers, herbs & spices, syrup.

The Father Fred Foundation

Traverse City: The Father Fred Foundation

Meats, Vegetables, & Fruits:
5oz canned tuna & chicken, pasta sauce, canned fruits in juice, soups.
Dry Grains, Nuts, & Starches:
1 lb bags dry beans, Whole grain pasta, white & brown rice, oatmeal, spaghetti & pasta noodles.
Kitchen & Pantry Staples:
Peanut butter, boxed juice drinks, powdered milk, apple sauce, canola oil, olive oil, pasta sauce, crackers, herbs & spices, syrup.

From all of us here at Wimsatt & from our Partner Food Banks: Thank You and Happy Thanksgiving!

 

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About Veronica Kerr

Veronica Kerr

Veronica Kerr is the Marketing Specialist at Wimsatt Building Materials.

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