Food is the cornerstone of celebrations and holiday get-togethers, and thanks to J&R Machine’s annual Thanksgiving Food Drive, families in need throughout the Shawano community had a bit more of it around their tables this Thanksgiving!

By all accounts, J&R Machine’s 2016 Thanksgiving Food Drive was a huge success.


“This year, our employees’ generosity resulted in the largest collection of food we’ve ever been able to donate to the Shawano Area Food Pantry and Resource Center (SAFPARC),” noted Stephanie Tumanic, J&R Machine’s Administrative Manager and “Food Drive Champion.”

Donating ingredients to make green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole, mashed potatoes and gravy, and PLENTY of pumpkin pie, J&R Machine’s team of 30 employees gave enough to feed more than 15 families.  The company also donated 15 turkeys to pair with the side dishes and desserts donated by the employees.

Additionally, this outpouring of holiday generosity comes at a time when there is a growing need to support local families struggling with hunger.  Currently, one in eight people and one in five children in northeast Wisconsin face hunger, and 58 percent of these households are regularly forced to choose between paying for housing and paying for food. In the Shawano area, SAFPARC feeds around 350 local families every Thanksgiving.

“Every year we are honored to support such a deserving organization like SAFPARC,” said Tim Tumanic, President of J&R Machine. “A simple act of kindness, such as a Thanksgiving food drive, can go a long way towards helping those in the community who are struggling to make ends meet. I am proud that due to our team’s generosity and hard work, local families in need had a meal to sit down to with their children, relatives and friends this Thanksgiving.”

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About J&R Machine

Founded in 1992, J&R Machine is an ISO 9001:2008 certified contract manufacturer that specializes in providing solutions for complex machined parts. The company provides full-project management with  engineeringCNC machiningmulti-spindle machiningthread rollingfabrication, and assembly  services. Additionally, to improve overall quality and lead time, J&R Machine offers value-added services such as the washing of partspackaging, the adding of seals and other components, and in-house custom designed fixtures.

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