From Home Furnishing Business
Art Van Furniture and WXYZ-TV Kick Off 11th Annual “Together We Can” Food Drive
2019 by Laurie Northington in Business Strategy, Community / Charitable Support, Industry
“We know every can, bag or box of non-perishable food that is donated goes directly to our neighbors in need,” said David Van Elslander, son of Art Van Furniture founder, Art Van Elslander. “It would be great if we could collect 20,000 pounds of food this year by opening up our pantries. It feeds those less fortunate as well as the spirit.”
Art Van Furniture’s 18 participating stores are in Ann Arbor, Auburn Hills, Bloomfield Hills, Chesterfield Township, Clinton Township, Dearborn, Drayton Plains, Howell, Livonia, Novi, Port Huron, Royal Oak, Southfield, Sterling Heights, Taylor, Warren (East 14 Mile Road and on Schoenherr Road), and Westland.
"At WXYZ and WMYD we're passionate about the work we do every day to support the community we serve,” said Mike Murri, vice president and general manager. “During this season of giving, we're proud to partner with Art Van Furniture and the Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan to make a difference in the lives of those in need throughout Mero Detroit."
In 2018, 15,085 pounds of assorted non-perishable food was collected as part of the “Together We Can” campaign. Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan, a non-profit organization founded in 1977 to feed people in need throughout southeast Michigan. The food that was donated last year provided 12,520 meals to families.