(Minneapolis, MN — April 7, 2016) Diversified Plastics, Inc. exceeded its food and fund raising goals for the 10th Annual Bonnie Schulz Food Drive by more than 55 percent. The 53-employee company set a goal to collect 600 pounds of food and, by the end of the event, the final total reached 933 pounds of food, along with cash and gift cards. Diversified Plastics has collected more than 9,000 pounds of food for charity over the last 10 years. The food drive was held March 1-31, 2016 and coincided with the Minnesota FoodShare’s March Campaign.
The annual, month-long food drive was created in honor of Bonnie Schultz, a Diversified Plastics employee who selflessly gave to the less fortunate in her community. Bonnie passed away in February of 2007, but her passion to help others continues through this memorial food drive.
“I am so pleased and proud with the phenomenal results of this drive — everyone was very generous,” said Annette Lund, vice president, Diversified Plastics. “It was the 10th anniversary of the Bonnie Schultz Food Drive and we really wanted to honor Bonnie’s memory by exceeding this year’s goal. She was a special person and it was very sweet that her fellow employees wanted to pay her generosity forward.”
All donations will be given to the Community Emergency Assistance Program (CEAP), a community-based, non-profit agency dedicated to providing information, referrals, advocacy and assistance to low-income families and individuals, senior citizens and adults with disabilities.
About Diversified Plastics, Inc.
Employee-owned Diversified Plastics is a custom injection molder of high-precision, close tolerance, small-to medium-sized injection molded components for medical device, filtration, aerospace and a variety of other industrial markets. The 39-year-old company is a full-service contract manufacturer, from design assistance and mold construction, to intricate molding and clean room assembly. Diversified Plastics is ISO 9001:2008 and 13485:2003 certified, FDA registered, ITAR certified, and UL registered.