Mercury raises more than $12,000 in food drive

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One of several boats that were filled with food is ready delivery to the Fondy Food Pantry.

One of several boats that were filled with food is ready delivery to the Fondy Food Pantry.

Mercury Marine employees in Fond du Lac, Wis., raised more than $12,000 for the company’s annual Fill the Boat to Cast Out Hunger food drive last Thursday, surpassing the event’s total from 2017. Now in its eighth year, the drive benefits the Fondy Food Pantry.

“Each year our employees look forward to this event, and I am amazed at the hard work and dedication by our team,” Andres Gonzalez, Mercury Marine vice president of human resources,” said in a statement. “To generate this kind of support for the Fondy Food Pantry in just one week, culminating with an event that brings our employees together, is just incredible.”

Mercury employees donate non-perishable food items and cash during the weeklong drive. The donations provide food assistance to thousands of people in the Fond du Lac area. The Fondy Food Pantry has been a community fixture for nearly 45 years.

Mercury also hosted cookout and a car show during the food drive, with proceeds from those events also going to the food pantry.

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