‘Tis the holiday season, and for many, that means a Thanksgiving including a hearty meal with their loved ones. But for some families in the community, financial constraints make that Thanksgiving dinner impossible. J&R Machine made sure a few more Shawano-area families in need could still have the traditional Thanksgiving experience with its annual Thanksgiving Food Drive.

The drive consists of J&R Machine’s 36 employees bringing in a variety of ingredients for a Thanksgiving feast, including stuffing, green beans, sweet potatoes, pumpkin pies, and more. The company also donated 20 turkeys to pair with the side dishes and desserts donated by employees.  All proceeds from the food drive are donated to the Shawano Area Food Pantry and Resource Center, also known as SAFPARC.

“We are thrilled at the outcome of this year’s Thanksgiving food drive,” said Stephanie Tumanic, J&R Machine’s Administrative Manager. “We saw a MAJOR increase from previous years—at least doubling what was donated last year.”

The holiday season puts extra financial pressure on many who are in need of food for the holidays as well as other preparations for winter, such as warm clothing and Christmas gifts. November through December is the busiest time of the year for food pantries like SAFPARC.

“Everyone should be able to sit down with their family for Thanksgiving dinner, and I’m honored our team’s generosity helped make that a possibility for Shawano-area families in need,” remarked J&R Machine President Tim Tumanic. “We are very thankful for our relationship with SAFPARK and admire their commitment to ending hunger in our community.”

SAFPARC told J&R Machine they expected to feed around 400 families in the Shawano community over the week of Thanksgiving. For more information about SAFPARC, or to learn how you can donate, visit: https://www.safparc.org


J&R Machine is an ISO 9001:2015-certified contract manufacturer with a broad range of capabilities, including prototypingengineeringCNC machiningmulti-spindle machiningthread rollingfabrication, and assembly. 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. The company’s customers include some of the largest names in the defense, medical technology, oil and gas, machinery and equipment, hydraulics, and auto racing industries.

VISION: To become the number one, go-to partner of choice to O.E.M.s by providing solutions to their problems.

PURPOSE: To provide extraordinary service and part manufacturing solutions.

  • Customers: Acting as an extension of our customers in the areas of engineering, purchasing and quality, we will anticipate problems before they arise.
  • Employees: A best practice training program will be used in the progression of employee growth. Transparent communication will be delivered throughout the entire company to involve all employees in customers’ solutions.
  • Community: We look to be the employer of choice and leader in helping improve the quality of life in our community.
  • Suppliers: We align ourselves with suppliers that share the same values as J&R Machine Inc. Our suppliers will provide the best value and are an extension of J&R Machine Inc.

To learn more about J&R Machine’s capabilities, call 715-526-5970.