CHIPPEWA FALLS, WISC, 2016-Aug-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Gordy’s Market held their 12th Annual Feed My People Live Charity Auction on Friday, August 5 with all proceeds from the auction going to the Feed My People Food Bank of Wisconsin.
Feed My People is the only food bank in West Central Wisconsin, providing food to more than 125 hunger-relief organizations in 14 different counties. In total, Gordy’s raised over $62,000 for the food bank and the communities they serve.
The live auction included over 1,000 items and a special guest appearance by former Packers, Gilbert Brown and Tyrone Williams.
Gordy’s “Meat Guy,” Mike Vavra, also contributed to the excitement and awareness of the live auction and Feed My People Food Bank by embarking on a 100 mile ultramarathon. Mike began his run at Gordy’s Market in Rice Lake on Thursday, August 14 and completed his 100 mile adventure during the live auction held at Gordy’s Market in Eau Claire on Hamilton Avenue. Mike contributed over $1,800 from his run towards the final total raised.
The annual auction has now raised over $487,000 for the Feed My People Food Bank. With every $1 raised, Feed My People is able to provide $10 worth of food, or 6 pounds.
Established on the South side of Chippewa Falls in 1966 by Gordy and Donna Schafer, Gordy’s Market locally owns and operates 26 stores.
Founded on the values of giving back to their communities and providing local families with quality products at affordable prices while paying high attention to friendly service, Gordy’s continues to operate on these long standing traditions. A family owned and operated tradition spanning over 3 generations, the grocery business has been a passion of the Schafer Family for 50 years.
Thank you to all of our partners and local communities for the support they showed in making this event so successful this year!
Source: Gordy’s Market