Doing good through food®
Together, Schreiber and the Schreiber Foods Foundation provide support to charitable organizations and programs that address food insecurity and basic needs in our communities.
As a leader in the food industry, we’re excited to be able to give back beyond funding so we can maximize our impact and do good through food.
A small truck that can feed thousands
A truck seems like a big donation. When it comes to helping those in need in Carthage, Missouri, it’s huge.
“Crosslines Ministry is so grateful to Schreiber for funding the purchase of this box truck!” wrote Toni Smith, Executive Director at Crosslines Ministry. “We would stand out in the rain and physically unload each and every box off of a pallet then re-unload them back at Crosslines. No more standing in the rain, the snow, or out in the cold for extended amounts of time loading and unloading our pickup truck.”
As one of the grants from the annual distribution through the Schreiber Foundation, Schreiber purchased a box truck with hydraulic lift for Crosslines Ministries in Carthage. They previously used a small, uncovered pickup truck to receive their donations.
“When a store like Sam’s Club says, ‘We have food,’ you have to go get it,” said Bob Goar, Plant Manager at Carthage and board member at Crosslines. “Otherwise, someone else will. Now they can load full pallets right on the truck and won’t miss out on donations.”
Making a dinosaur-sized impact in Missouri
Volunteering at the Missouri Institute of Natural Science has been a big part of life for one of our partners, Daniel. He’s put in more than 10,000 hours 3D printing 200-plus bones – all for one giant triceratops named Henry.
Assembly of Henry slowed down considerably during the pandemic. It takes about three people just to mount one rib, and Daniel says it’s been difficult finding volunteers.
“I try to help out at the museum at least one day a week,” Daniel said.
Daniel recently had the opportunity to go on a dig in Eastern Wyoming to uncover the final pieces of a less common dinosaur called a nodosaur.
“We didn’t find anything additional for the nodosaur, but we did revisit Henry’s dig sit and uncovered another large piece of Henry called an ischium,” Daniel said. “The site is being reopened, and we’ll probably go dig on it again next year in hopes of finding more.”
Schreiber recently sponsored the museum’s annual 5K for the second year. And thanks to Schreiber’s Matching Gifts Program, the museum was able to purchase a new 3D printer with the money Daniel donated and matching funds from Schreiber.
“Schreiber has also donated the steel we use in mounting,” Daniel said. “I enjoy that partners have found interest in it, and it’s great to have Schreiber’s support.”
A lesson in giving at Richland Center schools
With a firm — yet warm— tone that could only come from a Kindergarten teacher, Lisa wants to make sure no one misses the point of this ‘lesson.’
“All employees, and your employer, need to know this is what Schreiber is doing for the Richland Center community.”
What Lisa is talking about is the SEEK grant program. It’s the result of a partnership between Schreiber’s two plants in Richland Center, Wisconsin, and the Richland Center School district.
“SEEK started about six years ago. It stands for Schreiber Enhances Educational Knowledge,” said Dana, a leader at Richland Center. “Each year, the two plants combine their donation budgets to help cover costs for items or programs that Richland Center schools might not otherwise be able to afford.”
One of the first winning projects: Handwriting Without Tears.
It helps students, ages 3-5, learn how to build letters, write letters, and there’s even a math component,” Lisa said. “This amazing curriculum continues to pay itself forward with students, year after year.”
Other SEEK grant projects have included 3D printing pens, new welding equipment for the Richland Center High School tech department, and equipment for special needs students like weighted blankets and noise-cancelling headphones.
“The SEEK grant program is helping students from 4k to high school, and a lot of those students’ parents work at Schreiber,” Dana said. “It’s helping Schreiber children, it’s helping future Schreiber employees, and it’s helping the community.”