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.
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.
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
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.