Ten businesses partner to hold food drive

Freeman Staff

Nov. 5, 2015

BROOKFIELD — Ten area businesses are working together to collect food, gift cards and non-food items for the New Berlin Food Pantry.

The joint effort led by Grounds Maintenance Services and Charlie’s East Coast Hair kicks off as the New Berlin Food Pantry, which serves 100 to 125 households per month in New Berlin, Brookfield and Elm Grove, heads into a season of typically higher demand.

The goal is to fill a three-ton Grounds Maintenance Services dump truck with canned and boxed food, diapers, laundry soap, cleaning supplies and personal hygiene items. Donations can be made through Nov. 16. This year’s collection follows a 2014 inaugural effort, where more than 4,000 pounds of food and other goods were delivered to the New Berlin Food Pantry, which was the largest single donation it ever received.

Bags of donated items can be dropped off at: ActionCOACH Business Coaching, 13150 Watertown Plank Road, Elm Grove; Charlie’s East Coast Hair Designs, 285 N. Janacek Road, Brookfield; Elite Sports Clubs, 600 N. Barker Road, Brookfield; First Watch, 17550 W. Bluemound Road, Brookfield; Jazzercise, 17800 W. Bluemound Road, Suite Q, Brookfield; Lyle Husar Designs, 17395 W. Bluemound Road, Brookfield; Movin’ & Lubin’, 2350 S. Commerce Drive, New Berlin; Skiin, 21675 Moreland Blvd., Waukesha, and The Oilerie Brookfield, 17125C W. Bluemound Road, Brookfield.

Donations of gift cards are also encouraged and monetary donations can be mailed to the food pantry at 14750 W. Cleveland Ave., New Berlin, WI 53151.