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HOMEWOOD, Ill. -- To help meet the ongoing need for hurricane disaster relief, Carl Buddig & Co., along with its subsidiary Old Wisconsin Co., donated 66,000 pounds of its sausage snack products with a value of $150,000 to America’s Second Harvest, along with a $6,000 cash donation to the American Red Cross.
"We’re glad we could help with this product donation and we appreciate our employees’ efforts to come forward to help the cause," said Tom Buddig, co-CEO for Carl Buddig & Co. "We’re really a family business and seeing so many families in such great need has made us feel like this has happened to one of our own."
In addition to the food donation, Carl Buddig and Old Wisconsin employees donated thousands in individual contributions to hurricane relief efforts, as well as through a coordinated corporate matching donation program that raised another $6,000.
The privately held company answered the call for large-scale food donation requests made by America’s Second Harvest, which coordinates donations and deliveries from food companies to areas in need of assistance. Nonperishable and highly portable food items that do not require refrigeration like the Old Wisconsin snack products are among the donations in highest demand. The food items are also needed to replenish low inventories at shelters and pantries assisting in hurricane relief.