To begin 2004's holiday season, Werner Electric Supply Co., Neenah, Wis., launched a three-week food drive that netted more than 2,600 pounds of nonperishable food items for St. Joseph Food Program Inc., Menasha, Wis.

According to St. Joseph officials, the food program serves approximately 150 to 200 families, roughly 900 individuals, on a daily basis.

“What Werner Electric employees did is a wonderful example of what a group can do when everybody brings in a little, because it all adds up,” said Joann Johnson, operations manager with St. Joseph. “That's what keeps us going, caring people who recognize the need and want to address it by reaching out to help their neighbors.”

“I'm proud of all our employees here at Werner Electric for taking the initiative to organize this worthwhile food drive,” said Lynn T. MacDonald, president and chief executive officer of Werner Electric.

Founded in 1948, Werner has expanded from its original location in Neenah, Wis., to eight locations throughout Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Werner is ranked No. 45 on Electrical Wholesaling's most recent list of the Top 200 electrical distributors.

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