Martin's Famous Potato Rolls and Bread supports charitable and community experiences coast to coast. Being an American owned and operated company, founded and led by the Martin family since 1955, Martin's supports the local community, service personnel, and charities that help others to live better lives.
This summer was no different. An employee initiative known as the Community Crew participated in the Operation Gratitude Donation Drive. Employees donated items such as essential hygiene products, stuffed animals, hand-written cards, and much more to go towards care packages for US service members deployed overseas, as well as first responders, veterans, wounded heroes, and caregivers. Since 2003, Operation Gratitude volunteers have shipped more than 1.5 million care packages.
The Gleaning Project is a community endeavor in the Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, area in which people gather on designated farmland to harvest any produce that was missed by farmers. A group of Martin's employees volunteered to help with sweet corn, and were able to glean 960 pounds, which was then donated to a local elderly care program and two other food charities that feed the hungry in the downtown area.
The Make a Wish Foundation held a truck convoy through Martin's local town of Chambersburg on historic Route 30, also known as Lincoln Highway. Along with 110 other trucks, Martin's/MFPS Transport participated with a sponsorship as well as a show of two of their iconic vehicles. Both modern and antique trucks paraded through the town in grand support of this worthy charity helping kids who need some happiness and support.
"We do what we can to help. We believe in serving God's people and we are blessed to get to work with teammates who have the same passion to serve. It makes working together that much more meaningful," says Julie Martin, social media manager and granddaughter to founders Lloyd and Lois Martin.