Volunteers were busy unloading three van fulls of food Thursday morning at the Rhinelander Food Pantry.
The vans were part of the Stuff-a-Truck campaign sponsored by Trig’s and provided more than 200 bags of the groceries to local food pantries.
“This is one of the things we like to do to support the local community and local families,” Steve Heise Trig’s Rhinelander store director said. “We know this time of year is hard for food pantries and we want to help get them restocked so they can help those who need it in the community.”
The program involves customers and the store itself donating food, and it was a success again this year.
“We collected four pallets full of food,” Heise said.
Heise and some of his staff personally deliver the food to the pantries.
“We took food to the Elcho pantry [Wednesday],” assistant store director Mike Nabberfield said. “In all we have 200 bags of groceries that we are delivering to the two pantries, Elcho and Rhinelander. That is about a $2,000 value.”