Grocery Manufacturers' Representatives of Grand Rapids

Robert F. Dubes Community Outreach Committee

The annual food drive was established in 1987 to help provide food to needy families in the West Michigan area via the Salvation Army distribution system.  This is fueled by member donation of food products as well as customer contributions each fall/winter.  It is run by a committee and member volunteers each year.  If you would like to join this committee or make a contribution, please contact one of the committee members.

The needs of families trying to get back on their feet after a major setback are great. The Salvation Army of Grand Rapids, Family Social Services, provides whatever help they can including food. To this end, the GMR reps., food brokers, suppliers and grocery retailers have rallied their support with donations of food, gift certificates and cash.

A BIG THANKS TO ALL THE 2010 FOOD DRIVE CONTRIBUTORS

Advantage Sales & Marketing
Faygo Beverages
Hormel
Johnsonville
PepsiCo Warehouse Sales
Spartan Stores

 

In 2009 the GMR organization volunteered to help the Salvation Army with their annual Toy/Food Drive.  This opportunity gave our membership the chance to help the Salvation Army disburse toys and food to needy families in West Michigan.  The GMR volunteered on a December day to help distribute toys and food certificates to individuals and families who had signed up to receive holiday assistance.  This was another excellent opportunity for our organization to get involved in the community and show many West Michigan families the cheer of Christmas.  Thanks to all who came out to lend a hand.


A BIG THANKS TO ALL THE 2011 TOY DRIVE VOLUNTEERS

Chris Bethel Mats Hjelm
Margi Biladeau Chuck Juell
Eric Devlaemink Sue Juell
Sonja Denning Jack Kelly
The Robert Dubes Family Greg Morton
Bill Dwyer Kelly Palmer
Diane Gerrits Mike Sitarski
Bryan Guglielmi Lucia Vanderloon

Klas Hjelm

Steve Wurdock

 

 

In memory of the founder of the food drive, this committee was renamed the Robert F. Dubes Community Outreach committee in 2008.

We count on the generous support of our membership to make this worthwhile annual project a success.  Please contact Jeff Schroeder at 734-983-0383 to arrange your delivery or to request pick up of your donated products.

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