Milwaukee-based C.H. Coakley recently announced the launch of Dinner on the Mayflower, an effort which will donate the moving and logistics capabilities of the company, and its Mayflower moving division to support a city-wide food drive which will benefit Hunger Task Force’s Food for Families program. C.H. Coakley is challenging other area companies to participate by placing a food barrel in their establishment and encouraging donations from employees and customers.
Participating in this event will allow area businesses to hold a food drive at their location without having to coordinate the logistics of pickup and delivery of food barrels.
"This has been a challenging year for many Milwaukee-area families," said Michael Coakley, managing partner of C.H. Coakley. "We hope to reach our goal of collecting 20,000 non-perishable food items from across the city, so we can help Hunger Task Force meet the increased demand for food."
Additional businesses participating in the effort include:
- A&J Liquor
- Career Youth Development
- East Bank Storage
- Lakeview Printing
- Milwaukee Times Newspaper
- Pristine Child Care
- SP Design
- United Way
- Voluptuous Secrets
- WI Women’s Business Initiative Corp.
Interested businesses should contact Liz Williams, event coordinator at 414-372-7000. C.H. Coakley will deliver a collection barrel to participating businesses during the week of Nov. 2 and pick up the collection on Nov. 18 or Nov. 19. A lunch event to honor participating businesses and individuals interest in donating non-perishable food items from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19, a light lunch will be provided by Lamarr Franklin, owner of Garfield’s 502 in Milwaukee.