General Motors Wentzville Assembly, the largest manufacturer in western St. Charles County, partnered with the Caring and Sharing Organization for a summer food drive. The Caring and Sharing Organization is a non-profit organization that provides much needed food to area homeless, veterans, at-risk seniors and children’s summer meal programs.
“Fighting hunger is a charitable cause close to our heart at GM Wentzville” said Satya Veerapaneni, Plant Executive Director. “We want to positively contribute to our community and help ensure no one in our region has to worry about where their next meal will come from. This is a way we can offer support to an organization that is doing the important work of keeping our neighbors healthy.”
UAW President, Glenn Kage, Jr. added “The UAW is proud to partner with GM to support this community activity.”
From June 17-23, GM/UAW Wentzville employees collected over 800 non-perishable food items for the Caring and Sharing Organization. Organization director Janie Bickham stated, “Most people consider donating to a food pantry during the holidays. But donations during the summer months are critical to food donation locations as our inventory becomes thin during this time of year.”
GM volunteers delivered and unloaded the donation at the food pantry and saw first-hand the need for the items the General Motors employees had collected. “Our GM team was pleased to host this summer food drive,” Veerapaneni said. “The Caring and Sharing Organization does incredible work in our community, and it is a privilege to be able to assist their efforts.”