WI Self Storage in Appleton, Wis., has launched a year-long food drive to benefit Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin (FAEW), the local chapter of Feeding America, a U.S.-based hunger-relief organization. The goal of “Operation Tame the Hangry!” is to acquire 2,017 pounds of donated items by Jan. 1, 2018, according to the operator’s blog. Tenants who donate non-perishable items at 1117 W. Washington St. will also be entered into drawings to win prizes.
FAEW has food banks in Fox Valley, Wis., and Milwaukee. The nonprofit works with a network of more than 550 member organizations in 36 counties in Eastern Wisconsin, including food pantries, soup kitchens, meal programs, emergency shelters, and day-care and senior centers, according to its website. Each year, it serves about 400,000 people, including 124,000 children and 41,000 seniors.
In addition to its food drive, WI Self Storage started a “Take a Book/Leave a Book” initiative to encourage reading by adding a bookcase to its office. Tenants who donate a book are invited to take another.
The company is also hosting a contest on its Facebook page and website this month. Tenants who leave a review on either site will be entered to win one of two free, three-month memberships to Xperience Fitness, a local gym. The winners will be announced on Jan. 30, the blog stated.
WI Self Storage is managed by States Self Storage Management Co. LLC.