Baker Tilly Joins Fight Against Hunger in Appleton

APPLETON, Wis. — Baker Tilly hosted a neighborhood-wide food drive November 21 through December 6. The goal was to fill the Festival Foods BIG CART, which can hold close to 500 bags of food, totaling approximately 7,500 pounds.

The drive supported the Salvation Army – Fox Cities, benefiting those in need throughout the Fox Cities area. Annually, the Salvation Army – Fox Cities provides groceries to an average of 33,000 needy residents in the Fox Valley. In total, Baker Tilly, with the support of its employees and neighboring businesses, raised an equivalent of 7,365 pounds of food through grocery and cash donations, generating one of the largest food drives the Salvation Army – Fox Cities has seen this year.

“Baker Tilly encourages its professionals to give back to their community and is proud of their efforts in supporting the Salvation Army - Fox Cities to feed those in need.  We plan to start a little earlier in 2014 so we can physically fill the BIG CART with grocery bags” said Tori Farmer, a member of Baker Tilly’s Champion Group in Appleton.

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