This is what we are about. Helping those in need when things get tough. Together with other companies in their area, this Teamster local gave out enough food to feed 1000 families. Great job and a heartfelt thanks to all who volunteered and donated.

Local 916 Holds Food Giveaway in Springfield, Ill.
On September 16, Local 916 in Springfield, Ill. held a food giveaway for those in need in their community. The local usually holds a golf outing this time of year, but Local 916 President J.P. Fyans III said it was obvious what needed to be done this year.
“We did this because of the unprecedented nature of what’s going on in the country and the needs that families have right now. We’ve never seen anything like this before and we wanted to help out in any way we could,” Fyans said.
The goal was to serve 500 families in need but they ended up giving out 1,000 boxes of food from the local’s parking lot. The food came from two local area union distributors, Sysco Central Illinois and MJ Kellner. In addition, the water and milk were donated by Heartland Coca-Cola and Prairie Farms—also both union companies.
In addition to Local 916 staff, many Teamster members volunteered, as well as other union people in the area who wanted to help out.
“This was a group effort, and Local 916 had the support of Joint Council 25 and other Teamster locals,” Fyans said. “Without their support, it would not have been anywhere as close to successful.”