C.H. Coakley food drive tallies 21,000 pounds of food

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With help from more than 50 area businesses, the fifth annual “Dinner on the Mayflower” citywide food drive organized by Milwaukee-based C.H. Coakley & Co., collected 21,000 pounds of nonperishable food items in support of Hunger Task Force.


Last year’s drive collected 5,500 pounds of food.

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“Our citywide food drive was so successful this year because people in Milwaukee have big hearts and want to help,” said Michael Coakley, managing partner at C.H. Coakley, a business management solutions firm. “Also, our staff really hit the ground running this year, calling on our clients to take part in this year’s food drive.”

As in past years, the 2013 drive supplied participating business sites with food barrels in which to place food items donated by employees, clients and the public. C.H. Coakley delivered the barrels at the end of October and recollected them on Nov. 21 with its Mayflower trucks.

The company delivered more than 75 barrels around the city, according to Coakley.

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“Most of them were full when we picked them up,” he said.

This year’s participating businesses were:

* Annex Wealth Management, LLC
* Bank Mutual
* Biz Times Media
* Brewery Works/ Schlitz Park
* Clerk of Circuit Court
* Collectivo
* Community Shares
* Computerized Structural Design
* Contract Comestibles LLC
* Crane Pro Parts
* Creative Business Interiors
* Dale Carnegie
* DentaQuest
* Diversified Insurance Solutions
* E. Smith Group
* Educator’s Credit Union
* Family Video
* Fashion Angels
* Forrer Business Interiors
* GAI Consultants
* Illingworth-Kilgust
* JF Ahern Co.
* Joy Global
* Konecranes
* Merge Healthcare
* Meridian IT
* Merz
* Metropolitan Builder’s Association
* Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
* NAI-MLG Commercial
* PAK Technologies
* Plank Road Publishing
* Point One
* Professional Placement Services LLC
* Rausch, Sturm, Israel, Enerson & Hornik LLC
* Schenck Business Solutions
* Siegel-Gallagher
* Staff Electric
* Stone Creek Coffee
* Superior Support Resources
* The Horton Group
* The Marek Group
* Top Floor Technologies
* TW Telecom
* Tresses Hair Salon
* Usinger’s
* Vulcan Global Manufacturing Solutions
* WEM Automation LLC
* Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare
* Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek
* Zilber Ltd.
* Zimmerman Architectural Studios

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