Balistreri owned and operated Sendik’s Food Markets

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Balistreri family.
Balistreri family.
Balistreri family.

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Balistreri owned and operated Sendik’s Food Markets
5623 N. Lake Drive, Whitefish Bay

Balistreri owned and operated Sendik’s Food Markets has called southeastern Wisconsin home for more than 80 years. In 2001, the third generation of family owners took over and continued to build on the family’s legacy as a trusted community grocer.

Today, that commitment extends beyond just providing quality groceries. It’s about being a vital part of the communities it serves and strengthening the region through business and nonprofit partnerships.

The company currently owns and operates Sendik’s stores in Bayside, Elm Grove, Franklin, Germantown, Grafton, Greenfield, Hartland, Mequon, New Berlin, Wauwatosa, West Bend and Whitefish Bay.

In 2014, Sendik’s donated more than $258,000 to its flagship charities, and has already donated more than $240,000 this year.

Flagship organizations the company supports include ABCD: After Breast Cancer Diagnosis, Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin, Stars and Stripes Honor Flight, and the MACC Fund.

In addition to hosting regular fundraisers and advocacy awareness initiatives and campaigns, Sendik’s donates all the proceeds from the sale of its Real Food Magazine annually to its flagship charities.

According to Ginny Finn, executive director of ABCD: After Breast Cancer Diagnosis, Sendik’s approach to giving is a distinctive combination of partnership, marketing expertise and depth of commitment.

Sendik’s goes above and beyond for its flagship charities by offering to make business connections and spreading the mission of each organization, as well.

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