J. Rettenmaier USA Increases Donation to Friday Pack

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Shown with the food items that were donated by employees of J. Rettenmaier USA are in front on the left side: Kristina Loney from Edward Jones, Mollie Brown Hartleib from On Purpose Branding, Alicia Abfall from Schoolcraft Friday Pack and Dia Panzer-Biddle from Rettenmaier.  In back on the left are Dan Hartleib and Jason Brandel. On the right side of the photo are Ashley Lanning from Rettenmaier, Jill Strake and Megan Walsh of Schoolcraft Friday Pack and Eric Pfeiffer from Rettenmaier. Edward Jones and On Purpose Branding joined with Rettenmaier and Dave Rice Group in the project.

Every fall, J. Rettenmaier USA on US 131 in Schoolcraft, gathers non-perishable food items and monetary donations for the Schoolcraft Friday Pack Program. For the second consecutive year, the company invited other local Schoolcraft businesses, On Purpose Branding, Edward Jones and Dave Rice Group, to join it.

The goal is to donate more than the previous year, and the goal was met. The JRS USA team donated $3,450 and along with the other three groups donated box after box of food items.

For 10 years the Schoolcraft Friday Pack program has been providing students in need with food items placed in their lockers before school starts on Friday mornings, ensuring that they have food to eat over the weekend. Currently the program fills 45 packs, but previous years have seen as many as 70-80 packs. If you are interested in learning more about this program, call the Schoolcraft Eagle’s Nest at 269-488-5847 or email schoolcrafteaglesnest1@gmail.com. All monetary and non-perishable food donations are welcome.

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