VAN HORN AUTOMOTIVE GROUP RALLIES TO FIGHT HUNGER
Van Horn Automotive Group has always been a strong believer in community support; not just for Sheboygan County where it’s headquartered, but also for the surrounding communities of dealership locations across Wisconsin and Iowa.
In a typical year, all Van Horn Auto Group employees who attend the annual Holiday party are encouraged to bring canned goods and other non-perishable items to donate to a local food bank. Like many things in 2020, COVID-19 restrictions did not allow for large gatherings, and Van Horn was forced to cancel this year’s Holiday party. However, this did not discourage the company from finding a way to collect and honor its annual food donation. Van Horn employees rallied together to hold a group-wide food drive event to stock the shelves of several local food banks. According to Liz Kroll, Senior Director of Programs and Community Impact at Sheboygan County Food Bank, “In 2020 we served an average of nearly 5,000 families each month through our partner food pantries, which was about 2,000 more families compared to before the health crisis began.”
During the month of January, seventeen Van Horn dealerships and supporting locations collected over 2,000 pounds of food to be donated to food banks in each of their respective markets. Van Horn Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM of Stoughton led the charge by collecting an astonishing 798 pounds of food for The River Food Pantry in Madison. “The store really came together to help those in need,” said Shayne Miller, General Manager of Van Horn Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM of Stoughton. “Its awesome to work for a company that puts a priority on giving back.”