IAM District 66 members recently gave back to the community by volunteering and participating in a large-scale food distribution for an organization that helps feed over 4,000 Wisconsin families monthly.

On December 17, 2022, IAM District 66 members and their families assisted in the Food Fair at Wafer Food Pantry in La Crosse, WI.

IAM members performed a variety of activities for this coordinated effort including food distribution, stocking, donation packages assembly and more. They served nearly 300 vehicles providing food supplies to Wafer Food Pantry beneficiaries.

This effort brought together IAM District 66, IAM Local 21 and IAM Local 1115 as part of their IAM H.E.L.P.S. program. 

“Our members care about their communities and want to help build better lives for everyone. No one should go to bed hungry or worry about their children going hungry. We want to do what we can to help”, said IAM District 66 Directing Business Representative Jana Kirch. “The Wafer Food Pantry has been crucial for many people in the La Crosse area and we are happy to play a small role in their continuance to help those in need.”

“IAM members pride themselves on giving back to those in need and ongoing efforts like this one prove it,” said IAM Midwest Territory General Vice President Steve Galloway. “Through the H.E.L.P.S. initiative, we want to keep supporting hardworking families so they can have a better life, which ultimately will strengthen their communities.”

IAM District 66 has a history of creating partnerships that build solidarity and give back to the community by helping families in need.

The IAM Midwest Territory began the “IAM H.E.L.P.S. in the Community” initiative in the spring of 2017 to provide essential assistance to residents in need. H.E.L.P.S. stands for Honoring, Engaging, Lifting, Providing and Servicing. For more on IAM H.E.L.P.S. click here.

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